Medicare may cut nursing program that boosts care, trims costs

04/29/2013 | Washington Post, The

A test program that emphasizes frequent nurse-patient visits for the management of multiple chronic conditions has shown success in reducing hospitalizations and cutting Medicare cost, but the CMS says it may not continue the program. "We're spending tens of billions of dollars now on Medicare innovation where Medicare already discovered something amazing and now they're forgetting what they discovered?" said Jeffrey Brenner of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers.

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