Boomerang patients have been a longstanding problem for hospitals. If a patient readmission is within eight weeks for the same treatment the Obamacare fines to Hospitals are $6,000 and a Cost of Care of $2,700 incurred by the hospital itself for the additional treatment for a total cost of $8,700 per patient. Even when re-hospitalizations were less common in 2013, nearly 1 in 5 Medicare patients returned within 30 days, they were costing taxpayers $26 billion extra.
Drug dosage non-compliance, not taking medications consistently, is cited as one of the major reasons for patient readmission and assessments for CMC penalties.
The CODAmeds® Dispenser system can open the conversation up with patients about how to take medications properly which means about doses, times and how to take them. Patients tend to keep on time schedules and thereby order medicines along with their vitamins and supplements too.
For any medical treatment it is completing any prescription program with regularly scheduled times. So how do these people remain as compliant patients to following the doctors and nurse practitioner”s medical regimen? It starts with the CODAmeds® Dispenser system because it enables everyone on their own to handle medications times safely, it allows:
- Quicker filling of medications into the pill cassettes
- Effortlessly separating pills into three time period cassettes
- Automatically sorting pills into large and small sizes for easier swallowing
- Dispensing the pills into two convenient to handle pill cups
DISCLAIMER: The CODAMeds® Dispenser is not certified medical equipment. As such, it is not promoted under any circumstances or offered for in-hospital use for medical treatment. It is intended only for post-hospital use or an aftercare setting by the patient. The CODAmeds® Dispenser Program simply means taking medications regularly for their benefit & health by the patient or healthcare provider.