Capsules: Medicare Effort To Cut Readmissions Isn't Counting Patients Who Come Back To ER; Colorado's Pitch For New Business: Healthy, Lean Workers Cost Less

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Jordan Rau reports on a study examining a Medicare effort to cut readmissions: "A study published Tuesday says Medicare may be missing factors that lead to post-hospital health problems because it isn’t counting many discharged patients who come back to the emergency room but aren’t admitted" (Rau, 4/9).

Also on Capsules, Colorado Public Radio's Eric Whitney, working in partnership with KHN and NPR, reports on his state’s health-oriented new business pitch: "The cost of doing business may be lower in areas where there's a 'culture of health.' And that's put Colorado, which has lowest rates of obesity in the nation, on the map for companies looking to relocate or expand. Kelly Brough is proud of this. She runs the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and she's creative about luring businesses to relocate in Colorado. For instance, she runs a 'Colorado loves California' campaign” (Whitney, 4/10). Check out what else is on the blog.

This is part of Kaiser Health News' Daily Report - a summary of health policy coverage from more than 300 news organizations. The full summary of the day's news can be found here and you can sign up for e-mail subscriptions to the Daily Report here. In addition, our staff of reporters and correspondents file original stories each day, which you can find on our home page.