Biting the All-Cause Readmissions Bullet

May 2013
HealthLeaders Magazine;May2013, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p56
The article discusses the all-cause readmission focus of hospitals. Some hospitals prevent 30-day readmissions focus only on patients with heart failure, pneumonia or heart attack because they suffer a stiff reimbursement penalty. Hospitals on the all-cause front are working on pilots and special programs that reduce readmissions regardless of diagnosis and are hiring specialty care coordinators and transition coaches.


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