Hospital Admissions Down to Lowest Levels In A Decade, This Means Re-Admissions Must Be Down As You Have to Admit To Create More
Posted Dec 20 2013 7:14pm
Ok so I’m using logic in the headlines here but it’s true. If you are not admitting as many patients then you can’t be re-admitting as many right? Of course I know the numbers and stats do look at how many of those who do get admitted end up back in the hospital and we have heard that drilled down our throats with CMS penalties. Here’s a past post that makes more sense with what the penalties involve.
Puts the doctors in a jam though as you also have this, as seen in the video from a couple of years ago to where the hospital administrators wanted more admissions and that goes along with how empty beds they have and the doctors didn’t do it, so they fired them, so again doctors in hard spot here with taking care of you and keeping everyone else at bay so you can get the care you need. BD
(Reuters) - U.S. hospital admissions in November were the weakest in more than a decade, under pressure from a change in reimbursement rules for Medicare patients and confusion tied to the problem-ridden rollout of Obamacare, according to a survey by Citi Research.
New billing rules for the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled require hospitals to treat patient stays lasting less than "two midnights" as an outpatient visit.