With Medicare upping the ante on hospitals to reduce readmission rates, pressure is mounting on hospitals to get the job done. Crafting collaborative relationships with community-based caregivers to boost patient care is key, researchers suggest.
A RAND study finds no evidence that tort reform laws are reducing the use of medically unnecessary defensive procedures and services, such as high-cost advanced imaging.
More News & Analysis
- House Calls Key to Pioneer ACO Success
- Readmissions: No Quick Fix to Costly Hospital Challenge
- How Hospitals Can Become 'Upstreamists'
- How Top-Ranked MA Plans Earn Their Stars