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Readmission monitoring

John Falcetano ( is Director Corporate Compliance at Brooks Health System in Jacksonville, FL.

A critical element of any effective compliance program is monitoring. As a service to our members, each month this column focuses on potential monitors for specific business lines or functions.

Healthcare expenses are constantly increasing, with hospitalizations accounting for a large percentage of healthcare expenses. A large portion of all hospital resources used in the United States has been the result of repeated admissions. The government introduced a program in an attempt to reduce readmission.

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