Readmissions

Sep 12, 2018
The Value Initiative: Members in Action: Redesign the Delivery System
Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Boston Home hospital program provides quality care at lower cost In Brigham and Women’s home hospital care program, patients receive hospital-level care in the comfort of their own homes. The program has helped lower costs and readmissions. In addition, patients in…
Apr 12, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services April 18 will host a webinar on the hybrid hospital-wide 30-day readmission measure that hospitals may voluntarily report in calendar year 2018 for the hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting program. Presenters will provide an overview of the measure,…
Apr 5, 2018
Winona Health’s CCN improves patients’ health and quality of life by focusing not only on the client’s medical health, but also on social determinants. Click here to learn more.
Mar 15, 2018
Unplanned hospital readmissions fell by 70,000 for Medicare Part C patients between 2011 and 2015, avoiding more than $1 billion in health care costs, according to the latest report on the impact of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services quality measures on patients and costs. Among other…
Mar 8, 2018
Sutter Health – Sacramento, CA AI Platform Improves Pharmacy Operations Sutter Health, located in northern California, uses an artificial intelligence platform to reduce inpatient drug spending, decrease lengths of stay and improve quality and safety. Click the key resource below to learn more. For more on The Value Initiative, click here.
Feb 28, 2018
Patient safety initiatives have been foundational to Augusta Health’s mission since the 255-bed community hospital opened in 1994. As part of the hospital’s ongoing patient safety efforts, Augusta Health established a sepsis task force in 2015 to find ways to reduce sepsis mortality. Sepsis is a…
Feb 9, 2018
This TrendWatch from September 2011 examines recent research on hospital readmissions, including the linkages between readmissions and quality of care, and the various circumstances that may drive readmissions.
Nearly one-fifth of Medicare beneficiaries—roughly 2 million beneficiaries per year1—discharged from a hospital return within 30 days, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory commission (MedPAC).2 Some of the readmissions are planned, some are unplanned and others are unrelated to initial…
Jan 24, 2018
At Mount Sinai Health System, patients in the joint replacement program have a single point of contact – beginning before admission, to surgery preparation through the recovery process – that leads to a more coordinated, lower-stress care experience. For more on The Value Initiative, click here.
Dec 19, 2017
In this session, the speakers will discuss the concept and launch of the "Discharge with Dignity" program for unfunded/indigent discharging patients. They will share the concept and process of working with Case Management and Care Transitions team to provide DME and other necessities to patient…
Jun 6, 2017
Sun Health in Surprise, Ariz., knows what it takes to prevent Medicare patients from returning to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. The health care organization had the lowest 30-day readmission rates of all participants in a recently concluded five-year federally funded demonstration…