Hospitals are still struggling with reducing readmissions.
Hosp Case Manag. 2015 Jan;23(1):1-4
More hospitals than ever before are being penalized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for excess readmissions and insurers are starting to develop their own readmission reduction programs. According to experts: Case managers and hospitals have to look beyond the hospital walls and determine what happens to patients throughout the continuum. Improving communication with post-acute providers is a critical part of reducing readmissions. Recognize that family members or other caregivers are an important factor in a patient's success after discharge and involve them in creating the discharge plan.
PMID: 25558526 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]