Medicare’s Readmissions-Reduction Program — A Positive Alternative

Did you know that hospital “readmissions” is considered a costly event in terms of both financial impact and negative health outcomes for affected patients? While some readmissions are “planned” as part of a care treatment, those that are not “planned” are to be coded on the medical record to enable tracking of the event for future improvement. These “readmissions” are indicated by the use of “Modifier 78” when submitted for claim reimbursement.Read More