Archive for November 18, 2017
In an effort to make hospital stays more effective and to ensure that released patients to a better job of taking care of themselves when they get home, more and more hospitals are dedicating nurses or therapists to the sole task of discharge planning. In addition to looking out for the best interest of the patient, hospitals are also looking out for your the interests of the hospital itself. In fact, a growing number of insurance companies are now reimbursing hospitals according to a sliding rate.
If, for instance, a patient returns to the hospital within six months after being discharged the insurance company may only pay at 70%, instead of at 100% This is true even if the patient was in for a knee surgery the first time,