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One in five patients discharged from a hospital experience an adverse event within 30 days, often leading to emergency department trips and readmissions. Research suggests that up to 76% of these readmissions could be preventable, saving hospitals $564 million in Medicare reimbursement.
This program will cover the CMS proposed discharge planning process, which includes changes to the admission assessment, transfer form, discharge evaluation, and discharge instructions. Discharge Planning Worksheet, Project Re-Engineered Discharge (RED), and mandatory changes in the IMPACT Act will also be discussed. Our expert will recommend strategies for preventing readmissions, discuss CMS' Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, review CMS Value-Based Purchasing Report, and provide evidence-based tools and initiatives hospital employees can implement to prevent readmissions.
1. Explain the ‘teach back’ method and how it can be used to reduce hospital readmissions.
2. Discuss the importance of sending a discharge summary to the primary care physician before the first post-hospital visit.
3. Outline methods for hospitals to reduce unnecessary readmissions.
4. Explain that the Affordable Care Act reduces payments to hospitals that have high rate of hospital readmissions.
|- Discharge recommendations||- Medication reconciliation||- Admission assessments|
|- 5 new discharge requirements||- IMPACT Act||- Discharge planning standards|
|- Project RED||- Discharge planning worksheet||- Readmissions & payment|
|- Hospital penalties||- Readmission reduction programs||- ACA drop in readmissions|
|- Transfer form requirements||- Patient protection||- Value-based purchasing|
|- Affordable Care Act||- Partnership for patient resources||- CMS program & requirements|
|- CMS pamphlet||- Readmission monthly newsletters||- Initiatives to reduce readmissions|
|- Improvement opportunities||- Partnerships||- Partnership opportunities|
|- GAO report||- Evidence-based tools & studies||And so much more!|
Anyone involved with or interested in discharge standards, including but not limited to: CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs, CNOs, CE Directors, Department Directors, Quality Improvement Staff, Physicians, Nurses (all levels), Compliance Officers, CMS Liaisons, TJC Liaisons, Registration Staff, Safety Officers and Staff, Pharmacy Staff, Ethics Committee Members, Consumer Advocates, Risk Managers, Legal Counsel, Behavioral Health Staff, Psychiatry Staff, Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Case Managers, Hospice Staff and Regulatory Affairs Staff.