Long-Term Care

Improve communication and education to avoid hospital readmissions

PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, July 1, 2012

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In March, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with CMS and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, announced an initiative to reduce avoidable hospitalizations among nursing home facilities. Through the initiative, CMS plans to select a number of eligible hospitals to test a variety of evidence-based interventions in order to reduce ­avoidable hospital admissions.

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