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New York Methodist is Reducing Readmissions with Care Coordination

Coordinating care during the transition between healthcare settings is an important tool in preventing unnecessary readmissions to the hospital. To reduce preventable readmissions, New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn developed a patient-centric post-acute care partnership to coordinate care when a patient is transferred from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) or home health care (HHC) service. By working with SNFs and HHC agencies, New York Methodist was able to improve the coordination of care for patients transitioning to another setting in the care continuum. As a result, the level of readmissions for patients enrolled in the program was reduced by almost 50%.