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Insider 1-on-1: 3 reasons to make your COPD readmission reduction program a critical priority

Readmission reduction programs aren’t just a priority. They’re a priority now. Keith Kanel explains the key reasons why.

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Readmission reduction programs address one of the primary needs of COPD care teams today—helping to avoid costly readmissions and the penalties that come with them. Recognizing the numbers of readmission penalties that are adding up nationwide, these programs are not just beneficial— they’re imperative now. Hear insider, Keith Kanel, elaborate on why.
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Keith Kanel

Keith Kanel

Clinical Associate Professor

University of Pittsburgh 

Past Chief Medical Officer of Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative

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