CareCentrix program reduces readmissions

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

HARTFORD, Conn. – CareCentrix’s HomeSTAR program has cut hospital readmissions by 20% for Aetna members in Florida, the company announced Dec. 3. The program offers support to patients moving to self-managed home care after hospitalization. “Our HomeSTAR program is a great example of the significant impact that targeted interventions delivered in the home can have on patients’ recovery and overall health,” said John Driscoll, CareCentrix CEO, in a statement. Readmissions cost more than $31 billion per year, according to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.