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CA Report Says Half of Medicare and Medicaid Bills Pay for Care to Readmitted Patients
Health Leaders Media

The cost of caring for patients who need readmission to California’s acute care hospitals represents half of the Medicare and Medicaid bills incurred in the state, or $31 billion and $10 billion respectively for one year.

That’s according to a new report that looks at repeat patient admissions by age, region of the state, payer, and race. The report is one of the few in the country to track readmissions for 365 days after initial hospital discharge.