Posts Tagged Readmissions

Study: Readmissions Penalties Shift When Adjusted for Social Risk Factor

Readmissions penalties for hospitals with the greatest share of dually eligible beneficiaries could fall by an estimated $22.4 million in fiscal year 2019, while penalties for hospitals with the least share of dually eligible patients could rise by $12.3 million, according to a study reported

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Study: Social Risk Factors Linked to Hospital Readmissions, Penalties

Adjusting for social risk factors such as poverty, disability and housing instability in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program could level the playing field for hospitals that serve the most vulnerable patients, according to a study published recently in Health Services Research. The authors examined claims

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Predictors of 30-Day Return Following an ED Visit for Older Adults

The January/February issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal has an article from the University of North Carolina Department of Emergency Medicine on the “Predictors of 30-Day Return Following an Emergency Department Visit for Older Adults.” Older adults who are discharged following emergency department

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Deadline for Voluntary Hospital Readmissions Measure Extended to Jan. 4

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended to Jan. 4 the deadline for hospitals and their vendors to voluntarily submit data for the hybrid hospital-wide readmissions measure to the inpatient quality reporting program. Hospitals should submit the measure data for discharges between Jan.

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Registration Open for Nov. 2 ASPIRE to Knockout Pneumonia Readmissions

Join NCHA for an in-person learning workshop, “ASPIRE to Knockout Pneumonia Readmissions,” on Friday, Nov. 2 from 8:30 am – 3 pm at the Novant Health Conference Center in Winston Salem. Dr. Amy Boutwell will use the ASPIRE tool guide to help participants design

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Registration Open for Nov. 2 ASPIRE to Knockout Pneumonia Readmissions

Join NCHA for an in-person learning workshop, “ASPIRE to Knockout Pneumonia Readmissions,” on Friday, Nov. 2 from 8:30 am – 3 pm at the Novant Health Conference Center in Winston Salem. Dr. Amy Boutwell will use the ASPIRE tool guide to help participants design a data

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Register Now for Nov. 2 ASPIRE to Knockout Pneumonia Readmissions

Join NCHA for an in-person learning workshop, “ASPIRE to Knockout Pneumonia Readmissions,” on Friday, Nov. 2 from 8:30 am – 3 pm at the Novant Health Conference Center in Winston Salem. Dr. Amy Boutwell will use the ASPIRE tool guide to help participants design a data

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Reduce Readmissions with Free Medicare Patient Navigation Program

CMS has launched a Patient Navigation Program for Medicare patients. KEPRO, North Carolina’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, would like to partner with hospitals to offer this free program to Medicare fee-for-service patients who are being discharged. This program offers follow-up to patients as they

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Addressing care coordination to reduce hospital readmissions and costs

A recent study found that 20 percent of Medicare patients discharged from the hospital will be readmitted within 30 days due to a lack of transparency around care transitions. Read how Saint Francis Healthcare Partners (SFHCP), an Accountable Care Organization affiliated with the largest Catholic hospital

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Webinar: Pneumonia Knockout Campaign

Dr. Amy Boutwell will kick off her series on Reducing Pneumonia Readmissions in North Carolina. Dr. Boutwell, is the founder of the 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.

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