Cleveland Hospitals Grapple With Readmission Fines

Cleveland Clinic pharmacist Katie Greenlee talks with Morgan Clay about how he should take his prescriptions when he leaves the hospital.i

Cleveland Clinic pharmacist Katie Greenlee talks with Morgan Clay about how he should take his prescriptions when he leaves the hospital.

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Cleveland Clinic pharmacist Katie Greenlee talks with Morgan Clay about how he should take his prescriptions when he leaves the hospital.

Cleveland Clinic pharmacist Katie Greenlee talks with Morgan Clay about how he should take his prescriptions when he leaves the hospital.

Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN/Ideastream

At the Cleveland Clinic’s sprawling main campus, Morgan Clay is being discharged early one Tuesday afternoon.

Clay arrived a couple of weeks earlier suffering from complications related to acute heart failure. He’s ready to go home. But before he can leave, clinic pharmacist Katie Greenlee stops by the room.

“What questions can I answer for you about the medicines?” Greenlee asks as she presents a folder of information about more than a dozen prescriptions Clay

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/01/29/379321205/cleveland-hospitals-grapple-with-readmission-fines?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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