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Webinar: ASPIRE to Knockout Pneumonia Readmissions Webinar Series

Action Plan Implementation Report-Out and Next Steps

December 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

COST: Free

About 20% of Medi­care patients leave the hospital only to be readmitted within 30 days. Failure to create standard discharge processes, adequately prepare patients and family caregivers for discharge, educate patients about medications, and communicate effectively with post discharge providers contribute to preventable readmissions, all gaps and barriers in current practice.  The ASPIRING to Knockout Pneumonia Workshop will use the Designing and Delivering Whole-Person Transitional Care: The Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions to help hospital-based readmission reduction teams design and deliver transitional care to address “whole-person needs” (clinical, behavioral, and social). This whole-person approach to transitional care is patient centered, data informed, evidence based, and field tested. This guide is aimed toward nurses and hospitals at all stages of readmission work and applies to teams working on Medicare, Medicaid, and all-payer target populations. The message of this guide is to expand readmission reduction efforts to include Medicaid patients, and in doing so, adapt strategies to better meet the clinical, behavioral, and social transitional care needs of all high-risk patients.

Workshop participants

Target Audience

CMO/Physician Leaders, Quality Staff, Coding and Utilization Review Team, Case Managers, and Performance Improvement Staff should attend

Learning Objectives

In December, Dr. Boutwell will discuss how to:

  • Design a data informed readmission reduction strategy

Featured Faculty

  • Karen Southard, Vice President, Quality & Clinical Performance Improvement
  • Dr. Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, President, Collaborative Healthcare Strategies; Dr Boutwell founded Collaborative Healthcare Strategies to pursue work aligned with the opportunities created by the Affordable Care Act, the CMS Center for Innovation and the Partnership for Patients, specifically with the goal of engaging thousands of communities across the nation to work across settings and sectors to improve healthcare delivery. With the creation of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, Dr. Boutwell works at the intersection of all best practices and approaches to improve care transitions, without exclusive adherence to one particular model – taking the best from what is known to be effective, practical and efficient in improving care transitions. Since 2008, Dr. Boutwell has been deeply immersed in the clinical, operational, policy, payment and political aspects of approaches to reduce avoidable rehospitalizations and improve care transitions.


American College of Healthcare Executives
NCHA is authorized to award 1.0 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement or re-certification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the ACHE for advancement or re-certification.


This webinar is complementary to NCHA members. Pre-registration is required.
Registration questions contact
Sarah Roberts at sroberts@ncha.org



December 6, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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