In the future, SNF readmission rates could be subject to penalties similar to those CMS has put in place for hospitals, such as when SNF readmissions to a hospital occur for certain conditions, within a particular timeframe. To avoid this, many hospitals and health systems are collaborating with SNF providers to improve care and reduce unplanned 30-day readmissions.
Billing can be a frustrating process for patients, especially with the high cost of healthcare these days. So hospitals need to make sure these aspect of a patients care is taken into consideration and done the right way. This infographic from Connance provides a guide to patient loyalty and shows how billing can directly affect a patients views on a hospital.