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1 in 4 Medicare Beneficiaries Returns to ER after Nursing Home Discharge

A high percentage of Medicare patients who are discharged from nursing homes are returning to the hospital or emergency rooms (ER) within 30 days, according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. … finish reading 1 in 4 Medicare Beneficiaries Returns to ER after Nursing Home Discharge

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5 Steps to Crafting a Care Coordination Network

Unexplained transfers between the skilled nursing facility (SNF) and emergency room, and between diagnostic areas and nursing facilities, prompted Summa Health System to reevalute its transitional care services and develop a more finely tuned care coordination network, explains Carolyn Holder, … finish reading 5 Steps to Crafting a Care Coordination Network

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New Program Aims to Decrease Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Home Residents

Nearly 50 percent of hospitalizations among nursing home residents receiving either Medicare skilled nursing facility services or Medicaid nursing facility services could have been avoided, according to research reported by the CMS, and total costs for these hospitalizations for 2011 … finish reading New Program Aims to Decrease Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Home Residents

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