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Federal records show that 2,573 hospitals around the country will have their Medicare payments reduced because they have too many patients readmitted.
This new column explains what older adults and their families can do to avoid hospital readmission.
Medicare will withhold an estimated $528 million in 2017 from more than 2,500 hospitals — including 225 in California — that have too many patients returning within 30 days.
Even when the state orders nursing homes to readmit residents who have been in the hospital, its orders have no teeth.
A better way to communicate with patients and track their progress?