Foul shot …

Modern Healthcare - - Opinions Letters -

If this were a bas­ket­ball game, a well-per­form­ing team would for­feit sev­eral points be­cause they were a good team (“In­pa­tient pay­ments to de­cline 0.1% un­der pro­posed CMS rule,” ModernHealth­care.com, April 19). The CMS made the rules, hos­pi­tals fol­lowed the rules and they are now be­ing pe­nal­ized for fol­low­ing the rules. Only the govern­ment can change the rules of the game just be­cause hos­pi­tals have be­come good at fol­low­ing the rules.

Pa­trick Gar­rett Bat­tle Creek, Mich.

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