Why Care Management Avoids Hospital Return Trips
February 7, 2017
Tips for staying out of the hospital after you leave.
Nearly two million Medicare beneficiaries are re-admitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge every year and that costs $17.5 billion dollars in hospital bills. So what can we do to aim for fewer hospital u-turns? We’ll be talking about how care management with Selective Medical Services, an emerging new concept, is empowering patients and their families to coordinate care with their healthcare team and avoid future return trips to the hospital.
Up next on The Balancing Act, why being your own advocate is key to managing your health. We'll hear from two patients who didn't let their diagnosis stop them from advocating for others.
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