Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, MACP, SFHM


[BLOG]: Best Practices between formulary managers and pharmacists to address challenges in COPD readmissions

March 18, 2015

To address the burden of COPD on hospital expenditures, on October 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services included COPD in its Hospital Readmissions Reductions Program. This inclusion resulted in reduced Medicare reimbursement for hospitals that demonstrate excessive 30-day COPD patient readmission rates.