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How Does Telehealth Really Affect Hospital Readmissions?

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Apr 6, 2016
One of telehealth technology's main benefits is its use in reducing hospital readmissions. A hospital trip is a big expense, for patients and health systems, and avoiding readmission is important for health reasons as well as financial ones. Excessive readmissions can impact Medicare reimbursement rates, and that's no small penalty! In some cases, hospital readmissions are indicative of a complication that could've been treated by a follow-up with a physician. For some conditions, a second stay in a hospital exposes the patient to further infection ...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, hospitals, Practice Management, readmission rates, telehealth, Telemedicine

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