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Leveraging Technology to Reduce Hospitals’ Growing Financial Risk

The reality of reform is harsh. In 2015, 2,592 hospitals were penalized to the tune of $420 million dollars for patient readmissions. To attack the readmission challenges that hospitals face, you must first understand and solve the discharge challenges. The point at which the patient transitions from the hospital to... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Care Transitions, Medicare Readmission Penalties, Healthcare Technology Solutions

Using Your Post-Acute Network to Reduce Readmission Penalties: An ANI Sneak Preview

Last year, two-thirds of eligible hospitals felt the blow of readmission penalties, which totaled $227 million, according to the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Since CMS announced it would enforce these regulations, hospitals have been searching for effective strategies to address the complicated factors... Read More

by Wayne Sensor in Post-acute Care, Medicare Readmission Penalties, Healthcare Reform, Ensocare News, Care Coordination