Action Steps to Cut Costs and Enhance Quality
Hospital readmission rates not only hold the potential as an area of address for drastic cost-savings, but they serve as a key marker of quality care. Low readmission rates signal strong transitions, well-functioning discharge planning, exemplary follow-up care and, overall, a healthier, better-adjusted patient.
Join the publisher of Case In Point, Case In Point Weekly, and the Case Management Resource Guide for a 90-minute online training session on the benefits—both financial and care-related—of making it an organization-wide policy to install the steps to reduce unnecessary readmission rates.
Attend from your desktop or conference room. Invite your whole team to attend at one low price of $329 per location. Each registration comes with access to the archived version of the program and the materials through December 31, 2011.
Continuing education credits have been applied for nurses, case managers and disability management specialists.
About the Webinar
According to Medicare data, one in five patients discharged from a hospital is back in the hospital within 30 days. Unplanned and unnecessary rehospitalizations cost the health care system billions of dollars every year—accounting for roughly one-fifth ($17.4 billion in 2004) of Medicare hospital costs—and they are a marker of poor discharge planning, inadequate follow-up care and lost opportunities in the management of chronic illness.
The Case In Point Webinar series approaches the baleful issue of readmissions from both insurance and hospital perspectives to present a wide-angle action guide that will help you and your organization implement successful discharge planning and robust follow-up care to secure best-practice transitions of care that will keep your patients in charge of their health—and out of the hospital.
The program faculty includes experts from the payer and provider sides of the aisle, offering a 360-degree view of what’s at stake and who can make the changes to improve the system. Included is an exploration of Project RED, a first-class hospital discharge program, presented by discharge advocate Lynn Schipelliti.
If patient quality weren’t enough, the vast amounts of dollars at stake make readmissions one of the most pressing areas of prevention that we as a health care community can approach head-on.
Our Webinar Will Answer These Questions:
- How can case management departments improve readmission rates?
- What are industry-leading organizations doing to address readmissions?
- What does a best-practice hospital discharge planning program look like?
- How can I implement discharge planning into my organization?
- How can I secure successful transitions of care to maintain the health of patients with chronic conditions?
- What is Project RED and how can I begin to implement its best practices?
- How can I prevent unnecessary readmissions early through inpatient management?
- How can I present the case to leadership that readmissions are leading quality indicators?
- Who should be the point person in heading up a discharge planning program?
- How can I measure readmission rates?
Lynn Schipelliti, RN
Discharge Advocate, Project RED, Boston University Medical Center
|Diane M. Schimmelbusch, RN, MBA
Regional Vice President, Inpatient Care Management
UnitedHealthcare Health Services
|Rosemary Leone, RN
Director, Customer Solutions and Performance Management, Strategic Business Initiatives, OptumHealth
|Marianne Ramey, RN, ACM, CPUR
Senior Partner, Phoenix Medical Management
Anne Llewellyn RN-BC, MS, BHSA, CCM, CRRN
Editor in Chief, Case Management Products
Dorland Health, a Division of Access Intelligence
Who Should Attend
- Case Managers
- Clinical Nurses
- Discharge Planners
- Compliance Officers
- Medical Directors
- Medical Providers
- Office Nurses
- Risk Managers
- Utilization Review Personnel
- Medical Management Supervisors
- Physicians (in all specialties)
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners
- Registered Nurses
- Quality Management Professionals
- Safety Officers
- Social Workers
Further Reading and Resources
Reducing Readmissions: A Blueprint for Improving Care Transitions
By Christina Pavetto Bond, MS, FACHE, and Eric Coleman, MD, MPH
National Medicare Readmissions Certificate Program
Note: Dorland Health webinar participants receive a $100 discount off the regular $595 fee for the training program. When registering, individuals should use the downloadable form by clicking on the button that says “Purchase Via Fax/Mail/Scan.” Enter “Dorland” in the box that says “Optional Discount Code” and $495 in the total due box. Group registrations are also available at the regular rates.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated information related to 30-day mortality and readmissions rates for patients related to heart failure, heart attack, and pneumonia to its Hospital Compare Website. It features data from more than 4,600 acute care, critical access, and children's hospitals. The new readmissions data covers a three-year period of time (July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2009). It showed data from a one-year period (2005-2006) prior to the update.
Live Webcast Registration – $329
Webcast Recording on CD-ROM – $329
Live Webcast and CD-ROM – $389
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The live audio is delivered to your location over the telephone or your computer speakers. The Power-Point presentations are presented over the Internet and are available to print out before the program. This is like a talk-radio program with visuals on the Web. You and your team will be able to have a live Q&A with all the speakers.
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