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Mount Sinai Hospital Reduces Patient Readmissions Thanks to Obamacare Initiatives

September 27, 2013
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Mount Sinai Hospital in New York used to be like many other hospitals in the United States, writes Shannon Pettypiece over at Bloomberg, with high patient readmission rates and customers who would be hospitalized and rehospitalized multiple times over a few months. That is, until the Affordable Care Act provided financial incentives (or penalties) for […]

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Harnessing the Hospitalist Movement (Part 3 of 4): Reduction and Coordination

May 8, 2013

Continuing our look at how you can effectively implement a hospitalist program at your organization, we move on to the second strategy outlined in Joe Cantlupe’s article for HealthLeaders Media: using hospitalists to coordinate care and reduce readmissions. Cantlupe writes, “To improve care coordination and reduce readmissions, particularly among patients discharged to skilled-nursing or rehab […]

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Medicare Patient 30-Day Readmission Rates Fell in 2012

March 4, 2013

Healthcare executives across the country have been frustrated with their 30-day patient-readmission rates, especially among Medicare recipients. For five years or so, it seemed like nothing could be done to keep these rates from increasing. However, 2012 might have been a turning point, according to CMS. As Stephanie Armour reports for Bloomberg, “Thirty-day readmission rates […]

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