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Readmissions

Tom DePoy

Redoing readmissions

When people are discharged from the hospital following an illness, injury or surgery, that’s often not the end of the story.

Martie L. Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ

Successful acute- and post-acute care partnering the focus of Aug. 27 webcast

Attendees will learn first-hand from a leading nursing executive at a free Aug. 27 McKnight’s webcast how post-acute care providers can grow better relationships with acute-care partners. Martie Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ, the chief nursing officer for Medline Industries, will be the featured speaker. Leadership’s role in lowering readmissions and delivering higher quality outcomes will be a focal point of the session.

Feds: Tie ACO ratings to SNFs

Accountable care organizations should be assessed on which patients bounce back to a member hospital within 30 days of being discharged to a skilled nursing facility, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services asserts in a proposed rule.

Bill McCabe

Close the infection loop to reduce outbreak risk

The readmission scores of nursing homes will be posted to the Nursing Home Compare website beginning in 2017, and the VBP program will begin Oct. 1, 2018. For the first time, facilities will not just face financial penalties, they will be incentivized to reduce readmissions

Pressure sore stats predict readmissions

Compared with other quality measures, pressure ulcer prevalence is particularly good at predicting whether a nursing home will readmit residents to the hospital, according to findings published recently in HSR: Health Services Research.

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