Bill Shields

Medication adherence strategies for lowering hospital readmission rates

Medication adherence strategies for lowering hospital readmission rates

Nearly one in five Medicare patients return to the hospital within a month of discharge, costing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) an extra $17.5 billion in 2010. Multi-medication packaging solutions aggregate all of a patient's daily medications into small, portable and easy-to-use punch cards, typically segmented in a calendar format for easy use.