Medicare Takes Aim At Boomerang Hospitalizations Of Nursing Home Patients

Deborah Ann Favorite holds a photograph of her mother, Elaine Essa. A nursing home and Essa

One in 5 Medicare patients who leaves the hospital for a nursing home ends up back in the hospital. The federal government will soon use bonuses and penalties to try to lower readmissions.

(Image credit: Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News)

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