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.
Here’s a taste of what you will uncover:
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Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.
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.