Exploring the Expanding Opportunities in Transitions of Care

Thousands of hospitals are now being penalized up to 3% of their total Medicare claims because of less than 30-day readmissions. Nearly 20% of patients who leave a hospital end up readmitted in the next month. This issue has a huge cost on the health care system and a huge mental and physical cost on patients and their families. Community pharmacies are in the right place and have the right connections to help patients and health systems with these issues. Use these resources to learn where to start when considering a transitions of care program and how to get a program off the ground.