Hospitals use house calls to cut costs

Some hospitals are turning to a practice common among doctors in the first half of the 20th century: Making house calls on patients, reported The Wall Street Journal. Hospitals are using house calls to avoid new financial penalties from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for high readmission rates, as well as cut healthcare costs. For example, patient costs fell 19 percent thanks to a house-call program at New Mexico's Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Article