A new report, published in JAMA in January, suggests that communities in which hospitals, other health care providers, and community services work together to coordinate evidence-based hospital discharges and provide better support in the community, can achieve a 6% drop in hospitalizations and rehospitalizations, per 1,000 beneficiaries, in just the first 2 years.

This project relied on Medicare’s Quality Improvement Organizations to anchor and guide the work, and the average community netted about $3 million dollars in annual savings for Medicare.

For more information, please find the study here.

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