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Readmissions: No Quick Fix to Costly Hospital Challenge

by Tana Phelps on Oct 21, 2014

Two recently released studies on costly hospital readmissions of seriously ill, elderly patients draw the same conclusion: Fixing this vexing problem is far from easy.

With hospitals under mounting financial pressure to reduce readmissions in the form of Medicare reimbursement penalties, the search is on to find intervention strategies that work. The studies released this month deliver a sobering message. View the full article.

Meet the Author

Tana Phelps is senior interactive marketing specialist at CQuence Health Group in Omaha, Neb. Passionate about health care, her marketing experience includes work in diagnostic imaging, concierge medicine, telehealth and cardiology. Tana is a published author, most recently featured in Midwest Medical Edition magazine. She is a member of Nebraska Healthcare Marketers and Public Relations Society of America, and studied journalism, marketing and advertising at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.


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