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The first thing that I noticed was an ornate clock hanging on the wall. There was pleasant music playing in the background when one of the aides introduced herself and escorted me to Rose's room. This rehabilitation facility was clearly a notch above most of the others that I've visited and the staff seemed attentive and friendly.
Rehospitalization has become one of the hottest topics in professional healthcare since new Medicare rules went into effect. Hospitals and rehabilitation facilities serving Medicare patients are being denied millions of dollars in reimbursement when patients are rehospitalized within 30 days. Some surveys report that as many as 1 in 5 seniors will be rehospitalized, yet many medical providers continue to follow the same failed strategies to combat rehospitalization.