LINTECH's software solutions are ready to assist LTC providers meet the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) challenge with the COMET Clinical/EMR Suite. As of October 1st, 2012 Medicare will recover payments from hospitals for unnecessary readmissions within 30 days of patient discharge.
Designed to lower the total Medicare costs, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) encourages hospitals to enact better follow-up and other procedures that reduce preventable readmissions among Medicare patients. The first three diagnoses include Acute Myocardial Infarction, Pneumonia and Congestive Heart Failure.
Acute care providers will look to their community-based "partners" to help ensure discharged patients are receiving the proper clinical follow-up and care to avoid unnecessary rehospitalization. Click here to learn how LINTECH can assist your organization.