Hospital Readmissions

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Highmark P4P program requires hospitals to lower readmissions

Highmark wants to reduce hospital readmissions to help chip away at the $25 billion they cost the healthcare system, requiring hospitals participating in its pay-for-performance program, called Quality Blue, to track and curb readmissions.

mHealth reaps sweet rewards: Improved readmissions, patient satisfaction

Sentara Healthcare, based in Chesapeake, Va., originally launched its remote monitoring program of chronic care patients, which resulting in decreasing readmissions from 15 percent to 2 percent.

BCBS saves $232M, cuts readmissions with patient registries

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has helped decrease patient mortality rates, hospital readmissions, emergency department visits and surgery complications--plus saved $232 million in health

Readmissions drop when pharmacists visit patients' homes

Imagine this: During an appointment with a primary care doctor, a patient pulls out a brown paper bag filled with prescription medication bottles, half of which are open and the pills have spilled

SPOTLIGHT: Illinois Blues targets hospital readmission rates

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois and the Illinois Hospital Association are partnering on a venture to improve patient quality via care transition, palliative care improvements and reduced