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3 ways hospitals and community pharmacies can address adherence

Medical Economics, Jennifer Zilka

Reduced readmission rates are what all hospitals and health systems are striving for today. These rates are extremely important as health systems aim for better patient outcomes and look to improve performance in today’s value-based care environment.  Part of the Affordable Care Act requires CMS to reduce payments to hospitals with excessive readmission rates, but achieving lower readmission rates isn’t always easy. There are many reasons why a patient may return for additional care, and sometimes these visits are not preventable, but it’s critical that hospitals start by evaluating and eliminating avoidable adverse events. 

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