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Readmission Prevention Solution

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Why are readmissions a challenge? Hospital readmissions continue to pose quality and cost problems for the healthcare system. Although there has been some success and a slight reduction of readmission rates in recent years 1 , it remains a substantial problem in most healthcare populations. Current solutions are siloed and do not properly utilize analytics and technology. Care transitions programs utilize expensive staff and are challenging to scale. Payment integrity programs can prevent paying for potentially preventable readmissions but do nothing to solve the quality problem these admissions present. 1 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), 2010-2016 Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD)

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