Beginning in October, hospitals and health systems will feel the sting of Medicare penalties for high 30-day readmission rates in three disease categories: heart attacks, heart failure, and pneumonia. If you're waiting for the Supreme Court to change all that with the stroke of a pen, you're likely to be out of luck. The court's impact on those penalties may be limited.
Whatever the court decides about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, you'll get further in your fiscal planning and save more dollars by implementing a simple, yet effective care coordination program like the one used by McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah.
Prevent 30-Day Readmissions
June 27, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (EST)
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