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.
This program will teach you how to:
Who Should Attend
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...
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