AMCP: 7 readmission challenges

April 3, 2014

Reducing readmissions has clinical and financial benefit, but key challenges must be addressed

 

Payers and providers have financial incentives to reduce readmissions

 

  • Lack of standards

  • Lack of ownership of the readmission responsibility

  • Lack of medication history for patients who are admitted

  • Lack of care coordination

  • Lack of patient comprehension of their discharge plans

  • Lack of timely follow up from providers after discharge

  • Lack of monitoring after initial follow up interventions