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Rule #3 for Preventing Re-Hospitalization? Retire the Answering Machine.

Medicare rewards HHAs for LOW hospitalization rates, and punishes HHAs with high rates. For Medicare (and all payers for that matter), re-hospitalizations imply substandard care.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jun 11, 2024

Rule #2 for Preventing Re-Hospitalization? Prepare Patient for Exacerbations.

Medicare charges hefty financial penalties to providers who send patients back to the hospital after a recent hospital admission. 

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jun 4, 2024

Rule #1 for Preventing Re-Hospitalization? There's Someone to Teach.

Preventing re-hospitalization is a critical goal for healthcare systems worldwide, aiming to improve patient outcomes and reduce unnecessary healthcare costs. Central to achieving this objective is the presence of knowledgeable individuals who can effectively educate patients about...

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 21, 2024