Sepsis Readmissions 3.5B Problem: HealthLeaders Media



Each year, the cost of sepsis readmissions is estimated to top $3.5 billion or $16,000 per patient, according to an analysis in the journal Chest.

Insurers and hospitals do not see eye-to-eye on why balance billing is an issue or how to remedy the problem. In a letter, 17 organizations representing health insurers asked Congress to "pass legislation that will protect patients from surprise medical bills and reign [sic] in out-of-control health care costs."

A recent study that evaluated patient safety challenges at children's hospitals found identifying sepsis and improving physician-patient communication were among the top five concerns.

How have nurses' roles and education changed in the last decade? Several organizations recently reviewed how far nurses have come and where improvements can be made.

A new report found that many healthcare organizations have been slow to establish models of care centered on population health, even though most see population health as the future.

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Source: https://www.medpagetoday.com/publichealthpolicy/generalprofessionalissues/78778

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