Pharmacy departments innovate to reduce readmissions penalty
from American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
With two-thirds of acute care hospitals hit financially by the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, pharmacy departments are trying to ensure that inpatients do not need another hospital stay for at least 30 days. Four hospitals whose pharmacy directors agreed to describe some of their department's efforts each face the prospect of losing $1 million or more in Medicare payments this year, according to public reports.
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