With an average of one in five Medicare patients returning to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged, the U.S. government has implemented a financial penalty in an effort to reduce the staggering number of readmissions and curb the $17 billion annual cost associated with these. In search of a solution, Providence Hospitals in Columbia, S.C., has partnered with Right at Home, an in-home care and assistance franchise, to develop a new transitional care initiative.
June 17, 2013Brandon Pappas
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