Kaiser Health News staff writer Jordan Rau, working in collaboration with The New York Times, reports: "In the past, the only thing a patient was sure to get after a hospital stay was a bill. But as Medicare cracks down on high readmission rates, hospitals are dispatching nurses, transportation, culturally specific diet tips, free medications and even bathroom scales to patients deemed at risk of relapsing" (Rau, 11/27). Read the story and check out this related story.
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