Readmission Rates

Coaching sessions reduce hospital readmissions, study finds

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An hour-long educational coaching session and up to three follow-up phone calls reduced readmissions by 39% among Medicare patients, a new study finds.

Reducing preventable hospital readmissions from SNFs the focus of June 18 webcast

Reducing preventable hospital readmissions from SNFs the focus of June 18 webcast

Skilled nursing facilities face increasing pressure to decrease the rate of hospital readmissions for their residents. A special McKnight's webinar June 18 will focus on strategies providers can use to improve their readmit rates. The free event starts at 2 p.m. Eastern and will feature speakers Michael K. Lin, PhD, chief scientific officer, and Andrew M. Kramer, MD, chief executive officer, both of Providigm.

3 value-based purchasing strategies to help you get ahead

3 value-based purchasing strategies to help you get ahead

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Long-term care providers have a stronger hook than they probably realize regarding the toughening of penalties for hospitals with high readmission rates.

Dramatic drop in hospital inpatient readmissions cannot be explained by a shift to observation stays, researchers find

Dramatic drop in hospital inpatient readmissions cannot be explained by a shift to observation stays, researchers find

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Hospitals achieved a notable reduction in their inpatient readmissions rate in 2012 and were not using observation stays to game the system, according to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services researchers. That means it is possible increases in the quality of care and care coordination are working in reducing readmissions.

CMS announces declining readmission rate for Medicare patients, credits Affordable Care Act

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Improved transitions between acute and post-acute settings are partly responsible for continuing nationwide declines in hospital readmission rates, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Close, specific hospital-SNF partnerships drive down readmission rates, researchers find

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A strong relationship between a hospital and a skilled nursing facility reduces the readmission rate among patients discharged to that SNF, according to recently published research.

White paper addresses integrating medical devices and EMR at point-of-care

White paper addresses integrating medical devices and EMR at point-of-care

RosieConnect's mobile, wireless, immediate transmission of vitals, weight and glucose from bedside or point-of-care to receiving EMR's delivers nursing time-savings, elimination of documentation errors, rapid alerts which speed care plan intervention to prevent resident deterioration that can lead to hospital readmissions — and the concomitant penalties.

Transitional care programs lower hospital readmission rates, two studies show

Seniors who leave hospitals and are placed in transitional care programs are far less likely to be return, two new studies assert. The authors cite both health and cost benefits of these post-acute options.

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