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Hospitals work to keep patients from being readmitted
Visalia Times-Delta

For years, hospitals tsk’ed about “bouncebacks” – discharged patients who reappeared at their doors within days of heading home. Now, galvanized by a recent shift in government pay for this care, hospitals across the country are adopting a variety of creative approaches to reduce readmission rates. In October, Medicare began docking reimbursements for hospitals that had high rates of patients returning to that hospital or any others within 30 days.