Right at Home was recently featured in the Birmingham Business Journal in an article titled “New Medicare regs could boost home health care.” The article discusses hospitals being penalized for patients who have reoccurring admissions for the same diagnosis, and in most cases, the problem arises from something simple – like a patient not taking their medicine; so home care companies are playing a key role in helping people avoid re-admittance. In fact, hospitals are actually getting on board with and recommending home care facilities like Right at Home to patients once they’re discharged. Click here to view the full article.
By: Evan Belanger
New Medicare regulations intended to cut rising health care costs by decreasing patient readmission rates are drawing increased attention to what happens to discharged patients after they leave the hospital.
And with Medicare to begin next year penalizing hospitals with higher-than-expected readmission rates, the rule is also spurring new opportunities, competition and growth for the home health care industry.