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Readmissions drop when pharmacists visit patients' homes

Readmissions drop when pharmacists visit patients' homes

FierceHealthPlayers editor Dina Overland writes about an in-home pharmacy visit program for Medicare Advantage members of HMO Health New England (HNE). "The results show this is a tactic worth exploring. The HNE pilot program has decreased its Medicare Advantage members' hospital readmission rate, dropping from 14 percent of patients who are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge to 8 percent, within the first six months of the pilot program".

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