We know that recent legislation has required hospitals to reduce their readmission rates as a means to cut Medicare costs. What isn’t as widely known is that before this legislation, hospitals actually benefited from discharging patients early. By having patients return shortly after discharge due to medical complications, Hosptials can fill more hospital beds and therefore gain more revenue. Denver Hospital is a model for other hospitals in reducing patient readmission. They have taken an approach which gives patients exceptional follow-up care after they have been discharged. To read more, click HERE.