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Study: Preferred Skilled Nursing Facility Networks Can Lead to Greater Readmission Rate Reductions

Hospitals referring patients to a preferred network of skilled nursing facilities reduced readmissions for those patients by a greater rate than hospitals that offered a wider list for patients to choose from, according to a new study. Read More

by Ensocare in Narrow Networks, Reducing Readmissions

CMS Proposes Overhaul to Discharge Planning, Requires Follow-up Procedures

Under the proposed rule, hospitals and critical access hospitals are required to develop a discharge plan within 24 hours of admission. Read More

by Tana Phelps in Care Transitions, Medicare Readmission Penalties, Reducing Readmissions

Half of Nation's Hospitals Fail Again to Escape Medicare's Readmission Penalties

Once again, the majority of the nation’s hospitals are being penalized by Medicare for having patients frequently return within a month of discharge — this time losing a combined $420 million, government records show. Read More

by Tana Phelps in Post-acute Care, Medicare Readmission Penalties, Reducing Readmissions

Readmissions Was So Yesterday

Yesterday. No, not a Beatles song. With two-thirds of the nation's hospitals at risk of a Medicare pay cut under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, the time to improve post-discharge planning and care coordination was yesterday. Read More

by Tana Phelps in Post-acute Care, Medicare Readmission Penalties, Reducing Readmissions