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Successful Hospitals Provide Tips on How They Reduced Hospital Readmissions

For hospitals, reducing readmission rates among high-risk patients is vital. The article “Two Ways Hospitals Can Reduce Avoidable Readmissions,” posted by Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), reports successful efforts from four hospitals with low 30-day readmission rates, in part, due to collaborating with inpatient and outpatient providers such as home care providers to provide a continuum of care.

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Reduced Readmissions: Creating Smooth Transitions from Hospital to Home

Thanks to recent healthcare reform regulations, hospitals today are under increased pressure to reduce patient readmissions in order to avoid costly fines. It’s a big battle to fight, considering that nearly one in five Medicare patients discharged from the hospital is readmitted within 30 days, translating to approximately 2.6 million seniors at a cost of over $26 billion every year.

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