TITLE

Biting the All-Cause Readmissions Bullet

AUTHOR(S)
CLARK, CHERYL
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
HealthLeaders Magazine;May2013, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
87347355

 

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