Tag: readmissions

The Time is Now for Transitional Care

May 13th, 2013
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Right now hospitals around the country are being asked to reckon with some stark realities regarding readmissions. $17 billion a year is spent on readmissions for Medicare patients alone, and 75% of those readmissions are considered to be preventable. Of all Medicare patients who are admitted to a hospital, 18 percent will be readmitted in […]

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Posted in Transition Care

Who Or What Is Forestalling The Death Of Fee For Service Medicine?

May 7th, 2013
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With decreasing Medicare payments, rapidly shifting market pressures, and ongoing discussions regarding value and cost in healthcare, by now┬áit should be clear to everyone that fee-for-service is a dying way of delivering care. That is not to say that fee-for-service will not survive in certain circumstances. Particularly in emergency care, it is difficult to integrate […]

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Posted in Future of Healthcare, Hospital Partnership