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Healthcare system bullying Bullying is a common behavior that is under reported in the healthcare system. The system that we hope is made up of caring and compassionate healthcare workers is filled with hostility and sabotage. The results are poor patient care, high absenteeism, and high staff turnover.

Caregiving chaosresults from a number of life symptoms, one of which is people who don’t plan. We live in a world of rose-colored glasses. We don’t plan to age. We don’t plan to become ill or frail. We don’t financially plan to pay for care.

Healthcare collaboration is critical to support care foraging adults. The self-reported healthcare industry issues of internal bullying must resolve to create internal collaborative work teams that improve patient care. Achieving internal collaboration has the potential to transfer outside of your company to collaborate with other healthcare disciplines.

CMS Rehospitalization penaltiesOn October 2, 2012 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, through the Affordable Care ActSection 3025,began implementing policies to reduce hospital re-admissions by older adult Medicare beneficiaries. (1) What this means for older adults is that hospitals are financially penalized if there is a return to any hospital within 30 days of discharge for specific conditions. Surprise exists that that hospitals have found a way around the readmission penalties placing the healthcare of older adults at risk.

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