Hospitals should consider new techniques to reduce readmissions

Knowing patients and their families on a personal level, building a comprehensive discharge team and streamlining the discharge process are among the best ways for hospitals to cut down on readmissions and reduce costs, according to the Gallup Business Journal. Hospitals should take a close look at such techniques, particularly as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services continues to impose financial penalties on hospitals with high readmission rates. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare