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Anatomy of a Readmissions Master Plan
Health Leaders Media

Memorial Hermann in Houston is fortunate in some ways that it had a preview of the pain of readmissions almost a decade ago and decided to do something about it. Years before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services started to penalize hospitals for preventable readmissions, Memorial Hermann had pain of its own: hundreds of millions of dollars in annual uncompensated care for a population that reached as high as 33% uninsured.