CMS announces program to help curb unneeded admissions

03/19/2012 | Healthcare Finance News

The CMS has introduced the Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations, meant to curb unnecessary hospitalizations and bolster health care among long-term care facilities. The $128 million program will aid more than 126 hospitals and more than 223,000 Medicare patients in 19 states, according to the agency.

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