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Q&A: The COPD Foundation's Deb McGowan

August 1, 2014Leah Hoenen

WASHINGTON - If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community of healthcare providers to keep COPD patients out of the hospital. That will become even more critical Oct. 1, when hospitals start being penalized for excessive readmissions for COPD patients. Deb McGowan, senior director of health outcomes at The COPD Foundation, spoke with HME News about how hospitals and HME providers can work together to curb readmissions.HME News: You participated in a readmissions survey with Carolinas...

COPD, Penalties, Readmissions, Respiratory Therapy

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