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Houston hospital's heart transplant program losing Medicare


HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital that in early June suspended its heart transplant program for two weeks amid scrutiny over patient deaths loses Medicare funding next month.

The Houston Chronicle reports Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center officials are considering whether to appeal the order from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A hospital statement Tuesday said the unwavering focus is to ensure patients receive the best possible care.

A Houston Chronicle and ProPublica investigation focused on two patient deaths this year. Federal officials raised concerns about patient car...

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