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Hospital readmissions on the decline, says CMS

September 15, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS says the Hospital Readmissions Reduction program, which adjusts payments for hospitals with higher than expected 30-day readmission rates for targeted clinical conditions, and the Partnership for Patients program, which aims to decrease preventable complications during a transition from one care setting to another, are working. As a result of the programs, readmission rates have fallen by more than 5% in 43 states and more than 10% in 11 states, according to CMS's newly released...

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CareCentrix program reduces readmissions

December 3, 2013HME News Staff

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...

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App could reduce COPD hospital readmissions, developer says

August 23, 2013HME News Staff

PHILADELPHIA - The use of an app called SmartScope could cut hospital readmissions of COPD patients by up to 40%, says its developer. By asking patients eight questions about their symptoms each day and reporting the answers to doctors, SmartScope could help physicians predict and prevent attacks of COPD up to a week in advance, says Futura mHealth, the Philadelphia company that developed the program along with Temple University. David Gulian, Futura mHealth CEO, told MobiHealthNews that each COPD...

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Landauer reels in big fish

December 28, 2012Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - It's been two years in the making, but Landauer Metropolitan Inc.'s (LMI) readmission reduction program is ready for prime time.The provider on Oct. 17 launched the program in partnership with a major insurance company for patients in 32 hospitals in four states. LMI and the insurer will identify patients at high-risk for readmissions.“This carrier feels that this is going to be beneficial—they are our first buy-in,” said Drew Devlin, vice president for clinical...

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