Barry Kinzbrunner, MD, Discusses the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program

Barry Kinzbrunner, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, VITAS Corporation, discusses the use of payment reform models to reduce hospital readmissions.

Barry Kinzbrunner, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, VITAS Corporation, discusses the use of payment reform models to reduce hospital readmissions.

Dr. Kinzbrunner states the necessity of aligning financial incentives with desired outcomes. If providers are given disincentives for patients to be readmitted, the organizations will work harder to prevent readmissions. With improved discharge planning and communication admissions will be reduced.