Readmissions Double Medicare Patients' Care Costs: Study

Hospital readmissions more than double the cost of care for Medicare beneficiaries, according to an analysis commissioned by a group that represents home health providers.

The study was part of the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation's Clinically Appropriate and Cost-Effective Placement research project, which looked at the impact of admissions and readmissions on Medicare expenditures.

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Source: ModernHealthcare.com