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Office 365 for Healthcare Professionals: Improving Patient Care Through Collaboration, Compliance, and Productivity by Nidhish Dhru

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©  Nidhish Dhru 2018
Nidhish DhruOffice 365 for Healthcare Professionalshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3549-2_9

9. Monitoring and Lowering the Readmission Rate

Nidhish Dhru
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San Ramon, California, USA
 
Patient readmission, as defined by Medicare, is when a patient is admitted to a hospital within 30 days of being discharged from an earlier hospitalization, regardless of in which hospital the patient was originally hospitalized. Under the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) , hospitals with readmission rates that exceed the national average are penalized by a reduction in payments across all their Medicare admissions—not just those which resulted in readmissions. There is no doubt that compared to the 1990s readmission rates have ...

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