Readmissions is a big issue in Healthcare management. It is not only important to reduce readmissions for the overall health of the person but also to reduce penalties that limit Medicare funding. Many hospitals suffer from too high readmission rates and it is critical that hospital management encourage safe and efficient practices to reduce readmissions. Case Managers can play a big role in reducing unnecessary readmissions.
The article, “Understanding your Readmissions: How to Reduce Penalties” by Marie Stinebuck looks closer at ways to reduce readmissions. She states,
“Hospitals already suffering from the financial hemorrhage of the COVID-19 pandemic will be hit again by the readmission penalty. More than 2,500, or 83 percent of hospitals in the U.S., will receive reduced Medicare funding for the 2021 fiscal year because of their readmissions from 2016 to 2019.”
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Please also review AIHCP’s Healthcare Case Management Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to healthcare professionals seeking a four year certification in Healthcare Case Management