Reducing Unnecessary Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents

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Reducing Unnecessary Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents

Abstract

This New England Journal of Medicine perspective piece discusses the problem of unnecessary hospitalizations of nursing home residents, caused to a large extent by the misalignment of Medicare and Medicaid payment incentives, and the opportunity nursing homes have to shift the primary burden of payment from low-paying Medicaid to relatively high-paying Medicare. The piece, by Urban Institute Fellow Robert Berenson and lead author Joseph Ouslander, outlines multifaceted strategies for changing payment approaches and improving care delivery models in nursing homes to avoid costly, avoidable, and disruptive hospitalizations.

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