How Avoidable Hospital Readmissions are Hurting the Economy, the Health Care System and the Patient
The Huffington Post
The United States spends more on health care — $2.6 trillion in 2010 — than any other nation in the world. Despite this enormous investment in our national health, we rank 37th in health-care quality behind Greece, Colombia, Chile and Costa Rica.Read more.


Home Healthcare & Medicare’s Future Top Discussion in Bridgeport
WDTV 5 News
How to take care of senior citizens at home and save Medicare were two topics at a home healthcare discussion in Bridgeport Wednesday morning.
The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare invited healthcare workers and patients to tell their stories and ask questions. About 21,000 seniors receive specialized in-home care right here in the Mountain State. Some believe that this type of care can save thousands in medical bills which would help Medicare because it would reduce costs.
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Changes in Post-Acute Care Could Save Medicare Dollars
Healthcare Financial News
If Medicare patients were served in more clinically appropriate and cost-effective settings after hospital discharge, the Medicare program could save as much as $100 billion over the next 10 years, according to a report from the Clinically Appropriate and Cost-Effective Placement project by The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation. Read more.


In New Golden Triangle Collaborative, These Nurses Make House Calls
The Dispatch
For elderly, homebound or immobile patients, access to medical care can be challenging. A new, innovative service, founded by a Mississippi University for Women assistant professor of nursing, is bringing health care into the home. Read more.


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