• Out of the Penalty Box

    Wednesday April 24, 2013

    Care2Learn has recently posted a White Paper addressing the issue of avoiding unnecessary rehospitalizations. The paper states that roughly 40% of Medicare beneficiaries leaving the hospital are discharged to a post-acute setting, where the risk for rehospitalization begins, and the role of the skilled and assisted living facility and home health agency becomes critical in prevention. Effective October 2012, The Affordable Care Act instituted the Hospital Readmission Program, requiring the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to reduce payments to hospitals with excessive 30-day readmissions. Read Out of the Penalty Box to learn about what you can do to implement evidence-based care processes and effective training, while partnering across the healthcare continuum to deliver better patient care and reduce unnecessary costs to your organization as well as CMS. Explore CMS' new payment and service delivery models of care that leverage both penalties and incentives for all healthcare providers.

     

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    Out of the Penalty Box

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