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What Hospitals are Doing to Reduce Readmissions in 2015

by Tana Phelps on Dec 4, 2014

The New Year is weeks away but healthcare organizations have already resolved to strengthen their focus on reducing hospital readmissions, which waste at least $26 billion annually. 

Thanks largely in part to the Affordable Care Act's Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, which requires CMS to reduce payments to hospitals with excess readmissions, hospitals and medical practices are feeling increased pressure to keep patients out of the ER after hospitalizations. 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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