Leverage Your Discharge Planning to Prevent Hospital Readmissions

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Prerecorded Event
Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD
120 minutes
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Reduce Hospital Readmissions to Preserve Your Reimbursement

If you aren’t pulling out all the stops to reduce your hospital’s readmissions, you’re in grave danger of losing crucial reimbursement. More than 2,500 hospitals in the U.S. are facing a 3-percent penalty for excessive readmissions—which will cost them a whopping $564 million in payments, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

And CMS is showing no signs of letting up. In fact, you can expect the feds to continue cracking down on unnecessary readmissions, with tougher sanctions that will hit your hospital hard.

Join expert speaker Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD as she teaches you how to lower your hospital’s readmission rates and avoid costly penalties. With research suggesting that up to 76 percent of hospital readmissions are preventable, there are concrete, real-world steps you can take today to reduce your readmissions. Learn about the latest research and expert strategies for avoiding unnecessary readmissions—and take a closer look at how your discharge process can play a key role in preserving your reimbursement.

After attending this informative session, you will be able to implement the strategies proven to reduce needless hospital readmissions and revamp your discharge process to keep your readmission numbers as low as possible. You will also get a sneak-peek at how the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act (IMPACT Act) and the new proposed CMS discharge-planning standards will affect your hospital’s quality efforts, admission assessments, discharge summaries, and much more.

Session Highlights

This program will teach you how to:

  • Get the discharge summary into the hands of the primary care physician before the first post-hospital visit.
  • Avoid payment reductions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for having higher than average readmission rates.
  • Leverage 2 expert tips that your hospital can do right away to reduce unnecessary readmissions.
  • Use “teach back” to ensure the patient understands the discharge instructions.
  • Take advantage of 50 evidence-based recommendations that hospitals can do to lower needless readmissions.
  • Comply with relevant federal laws and CMS hospital requirements to stay out of hot water with the feds!
  • Prepare for the 5 new quality measures and 5 new admission assessment requirements under the IMPACT Act.

Session Agenda

  • Preventing readmissions and discharges
  • Discharges – what’s new and the IMPACT Act
  • Standardize patient assessments
  • Quality measures to be reported
  • Proposed changes in CMS discharge planning in 2018
  • CMS hospital CoPs proposed changes
  • CMS survey and certification websites
  • CMS worksheet - discharge planning
  • 2018 readmission penalties
  • Hospital readmissions reduction program
  • Penalizing safety net hospitals and the Cures Act
  • Improvements and GAO report
  • Patient protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Pa Patient Safety Authority (PaPSA) on reducing & preventing readmissions
  • AHA guide to reduce readmission and recommendations
  • Readmission newsletters and articles

Who Should Attend

  • Hospital CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, Chief Nursing Officers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Nurses and Nurse Educators
  • Pharmacists
  • Joint Commission Directors
  • Directors of Regulatory Affairs
  • Risk Managers
  • Hospital Legal Counsel
  • Performance Improvement Director and staff
  • Discharge Planners
  • Social Workers
  • Directors of Health Information Management
  • Patient Safety Officers
  • Directors of Social Work, Behavioral Health, Quality, Case Management, and Care Coordination
  • Performance Improvement Director
  • Any hospital staff who are involved in discharging patients and preventing unnecessary hospital readmissions

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About Our Speaker

Sue Dill Calloway - Hospital Coding Expert

Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, is the president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education company with a focus on medical-legal education especially Joint Commission and the CMS hospital CoPs regulatory compliance. She also lectures on legal, risk management and patient safety issues. She was a director for risk management and patient safety for five years for the Doctors Company. She was the past VP of...   More Info
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