New Jersey to Tackle Heart Failure Readmissions

Healthcare organizations in New Jersey announced this week a new statewide initiative aimed at reducing hospital readmissions related to heart failure through better care and closer provider collaboration.

1 comments on "New Jersey to Tackle Heart Failure Readmissions"
Michael Clarage (2/22/2011 at 3:04 PM)

Was there no mention of how this project is being funded, or if there are going to be any awards/penalties depending upon the outcomes? I was speaking with the CMO of a large Boston area hospital. He said that everyone knows that in the near future pay will be tied to lowering re-admissions. But since TODAY we are still paid by services, the hospital will not put any effort or money into project or tools to improve handoff communications.


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