Reduce Your Hospital's Length-of-Stay & Cost-per-Case: Key Case Management Strategies

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Toni G. Cesta, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Conference Date
Thu, Jul 26, 2018
120 minutes
Product Description

Use Care Coordination as a Length-of-Stay Reduction Strategy

For the first time, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) CMS is holding hospitals like yours accountable for length-of-stay and cost-per-case. That’s what the agency’s Efficiency Measure (part of the Value-Based Purchasing measures) gauges, and it means that case managers and social workers must play an active, well-informed role in protecting their hospitals from poor performance evaluations.

Toni Cesta knows the Efficiency Measure inside out. Join her in this live webinar to learn how you can use this key gauge to your hospital’s advantage. Understand how you, in your role as a case management professional, can contribute to improvements in these important standards—such as by adopting new and innovative ways to maintain or further reduce length-of-stay and case costs.

After attending this live audio event, you will know your hospital’s Efficiency Measure, what it means, and how to improve your hospital’s performance under it. Specifically, you’ll gain strategies to discuss the role of the case manager and social worker in care coordination—and understand how to use care coordination as a length-of-stay reduction strategy. Plus, you’ll better understand the many factors that affect cost-per-case and how your case management department can have a cost-minimizing impact on those factors.

Session Highlights

Here’s a taste of what you will uncover:

  • Learn your hospital’s own Efficiency Measure and what it means
  • Discuss the role of the case manager and social worker in care coordination
  • Understand how to use care coordination as a length-of-stay reduction strategy
  • Discuss how to improve your length-of-stay and cost-per-case through better care coordination
  • Discuss how cost across the continuum affects your hospital’s cost-per-case
  • Understand where your case management department may have the biggest impact on reducing your case cost and length-of-stay.
  • Review how walking rounds can reduce case cost and length-of-stay

Session Agenda

  • Healthcare costs – what they were
  • Prospective payment
  • ICD history
  • Value based purchasing domains and measures
  • Efficiency measures
  • How do you know your efficiency score?
  • What impacts length of stay
  • LOS strategies
  • Measuring value in healthcare
  • Measuring the cost of care
  • Elements of best practice care coordination
  • Strategies for effective care coordination
  • Silos of care coordination
  • Effective time-outs

Who Should Attend:

  • Hospital case management directors
  • Hospital finance directors
  • Case managers across the continuum
  • Social workers across the continuum
  • Vice-presidents of case management
  • Home care directors and managers
  • Home care case managers
  • Community-based providers
  • Directors of nursing

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Toni G. Cesta - Healthcare Case Management Expert

Toni G. Cesta, Ph.D., RN, FAAN is Partner and Health Care Consultant in Case Management Concepts, LLC, a consulting company which assists institutions in designing, implementing and evaluating acute care and community case management models, providing on-site education to case management staff, and strategies for assisting health care organizations in improving their case management department’s efficiency and effectiveness.

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