Authors and affiliations:
Rick Nicksic. Managing Partner; Greg Cooper. Managing Partner; Amy Day, RRT. Senior VP. Clinical Services. lncreMedical, LLC, 8259 Wicker Avenue. St. John. IN 46373
In 2014, COPD-related healthcare costs exceeded $36 billion.1 In 2015, 78% of hospitals were penalized for readmission.1 What if there was a way to facilitate early, appropriate COPD diagnosis and provide continuous monitoring and intervention in the acute and post-acute care settings so that COPD hospital readmissions are reduced? A recent study explores how a program of acute and post-acute care management can help keep patients on track, and out of the hospital.