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Long Beach-area hospitals under pressure from health care reform to reduce readmissions
Long Beach Press-Telegram

In an effort to meet the pending standards of the Affordable Care Act, Long Beach-area hospitals are collaborating on a push to reduce patient readmissions.

Most of the readmission problems are with elderly patients, who often seek medical help at different hospitals, resulting in administrative costs that can range from $8,000 to $13,000 for each readmission.