by Zack Budryk
Reducing readmissions has long been a key priority for hospitals, and now that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has begun levying penalties for readmissions, it's more important than ever. In the first round of penalties, nearly 300 hospitals were penalized 1 percent of their base Medicare payments, the maximum fine, and two-thirds of U.S. hospitals will see payment reductions in the coming year. FierceHealthcare talked to experts in the field to get their thoughts on the four best strategies to reduce patient readmission. Click on the special report links below to learn more.