Reducing hospital readmissions for congestive heart failure
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Publication Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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Reducing readmissions can also help organizations avoid fines and reimbursement penalties. New US government regulations aimed at improving hospital performance will hold facilities accountable for the care delivered during a patients first hospital admission by reducing Medicare payments for avoidable readmissionsand it is likely that other payers will follow suit. Hospitals must reduce readmissions to maximize reimbursement.