Different populations require different approaches

July 2010
State Health Watch;Jul2010, Vol. 17 Issue 7, p9
The article discusses the different approaches to be used in the Medicaid and Medicare patients to prevent hospital readmissions. According to New York City-based United Hospital Fund's Medicaid Institute policy director Michael Birnbaum, several strategies that could be used on Medicare may not work well with Medicare patients. The opinion of the fund's Sean Cavanaugh on the issue is also cited.


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