Medicare Penalizes Nearly 2,300 U.S. Hospitals for High Readmissions

Medicare Penalizes Nearly 2,300 U.S. Hospitals for High Readmissions

VALUE-BASED CARE

Lowering readmission rates remains a national priority for payers, providers and policymakers seeking to improve healthcare while reducing costs.

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Many factors affect the cost of cystoscopy. Our Cystoscope Cost Calculator computes the per-procedure cost for you.
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When this center conducted a 90-day trial of single-use cystoscopes, the result was a major reduction in costs.
Cost-Effectiveness of Single-Use Cystoscopes Calculated in 90-Day Trial
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In addition to saving a significant amount of money, the single-use cystoscope was rated higher by urology department team members in four categories, including overall satisfaction.
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