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65 Incorporated’s Diane Omdahl Discusses How Readmissions Penalties Present an Opportunity for Home Care Companies

“If home care agencies really want to reduce hospital readmissions, there is one simple thing they can do that they often don’t, said Diane Omdahl, RN, co-founder of 65 Incorporated, an organization helping seniors understand Medicare, and that’s to see patients on the same day of discharge…

Home care agencies often do not see the patient on the day of discharge, she said, because they are under the misunderstanding that Medicare will not cover a visit on discharge day. But that is not the case, Omdahl said. Medicare will cover visits to patients on the day of admission and the day of discharge.”

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Last updated: 09-20-2013