Readmissions

Few Acute Care Hospitals Escaped Readmissions Penalties

Preventable rehospitalization of the nation’s older adults has proved a persistent health and financial challenge for the U.S., costing Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Various analyses have found many readmissions within a month of discharge might have been avoided through better care and more attention paid to the patients after they left …

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Medicare Punishes 2,499 Hospitals for High Readmissions

The federal government’s effort to penalize hospitals for excessive patient readmissions is ending its first decade with Medicare cutting payments to nearly half the nation’s hospitals. In its 10th annual round of penalties, Medicare is reducing its payments to 2,499 hospitals, or 47% of all facilities. The average penalty is a 0.64% reduction in payment …

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Medicare Fines Half of Hospitals for Readmitting Too Many Patients

Nearly half the nation’s hospitals, many of which are still wrestling with the financial fallout of the unexpected coronavirus, will get lower payments for all Medicare patients because of their history of readmitting patients, federal records show. The penalties are the ninth annual round of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program created as part of the …

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How health plans can reduce ED visits and readmissions post-pandemic

Visits to emergency departments (ED) dropped by 42% in the early months of COVID-19, according to the CDC. In pre-pandemic times, this might have been a positive sign. Two-thirds of ED visits are thought to be avoidable, with emergency care used as a safety net in the absence of access to more appropriate services. Excessive …

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Continued Care for COVID Recovery: How LTAC Hospitals Help Post-COVID Patients

<div class="right-align"> <a class="btn btn-blue _gt" data-category="Hospital" data-action="Click-Button" data-label="Blog-Continued Care for COVID Recovery: How LTAC Hospitals Help Post-COVID Patients" href="https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/kindred-how-ltac-hospitals-help-post-covid-patients.pdf?sfvrsn=dbab89ea_2" title="Continued Care for COVID Recovery: How LTAC Hospitals Help Post-COVID Patients" target="_blank">Download this article as a PDF</a></div> <br /> <p>The latest research findings are honing in on the clinical conditions associated with COVID-19, along with …

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Reducing Respiratory Failure Readmissions While COPD Is on the Rise

<div class="right-align"> <a class="btn btn-blue _gt" data-category="Hospital" data-action="Click-Button" data-label="Blog-Reducing Respiratory Failure Readmissions While COPD Is on the Rise" href="https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/kindred-respiratory-failure-whitepaper.pdf?sfvrsn=74f58dea_2" title="Reducing Respiratory Failure Readmissions While COPD Is on the Rise" target="_blank">Download this article as a PDF</a></div> <br /> <p>Diagnoses of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) have been on the rise since the early 2000s. By 2030, …

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Treating Sepsis in a World of Value-Based Care

<div class="right-align"> <a class="btn btn-blue _gt" data-category="Hospital" data-action="Click-Button" data-label="Blog-Treating Sepsis in a World of Value-Based Care" href="https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/kindred-treating-sepsis-in-a-world-of-value-based-care.pdf?sfvrsn=a3518cea_4" title="Treating Sepsis in a World of Value-Based Care" target="_blank">Download this article as a PDF</a></div> <br /> <p>A recent study indicates that <strong>the incidence of sepsis among hospitalized patients is increasing by 8.7%</strong> per year.<sup>1 </sup>Due to the severity …

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