Healthcare News & Insights

Avoid ED visits for seniors with better continuity of care

Keeping seniors from unnecessary hospital visits is essential, especially as Medicare penalties for readmissions and poor patient outcomes continue to increase. New research shows another strategy that hospitals can use to help seniors avoid visiting the emergency department and improve the quality of care they receive. 

One state’s success with hospital cost control could signal national trend

In one state, efforts to curb healthcare spending and hospital costs have saved millions, and because of its success, the methods used may soon be adopted nationwide.