Hospital Readmissions: Across The Continuum Approach To Reducing Readmissions

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Toni G. Cesta, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Conference Date
Tue, Oct 23, 2012
60 Minutes
Product Description

"Hospital Readmission" The Ever Challenging Issue Demystified !! 

With the changes in reimbursement related to readmissions within thirty days now before us,  case management’s role in managing and reducing readmissions has never been more important.  Gate keeping at the front end, effective patient education,  discharge planning, and safe and timely hand-offs to the community, are all necessary in managing and reducing your readmission rates. 

Join now, for this power packed event presented by expert speaker, Toni Cesta, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, who will guide you through the tips and strategies that you can use to reduce your readmission rates that are cost-effective and successful. Also the speaker will present the ways in which to partner with other care providers across the continuum, as well as physicians, and nursing staff within the hospital setting. 

Learn what data elements are needed to evaluate your hospital’s readmission rates, how to calculate your financial vulnerability related to readmissions, how to evaluate your current case management program, as it relates to managing readmissions. Also, Toni will discuss the role of each provider along the continuum of care in reducing readmissions and describe ways in which to integrate all levels of care through technology and verbal hand-offs. This audio event will specifically focus on the partnerships that need to be created between hospitals, home care agencies, long-term care and community-based providers

Here's What You'll Learn: 

  • Understand the CMS structure for payment changes regarding readmissions.
  • Review tools and techniques for assessing your hospital’s state of readiness to reduce readmissions.
  • Discuss strategies that you can implement in your organization to positively affect a reduction in your readmission rates.
  • Learn how to incorporate readmission reduction into your case management program.
  • Describe various strategies for readmission reduction across the continuum of care.

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

Who should attend? Case Management Directors and Managers, Discharge Planning Directors and Managers, Patient Care Services Professionals, Quality Assurance Directors and Managers, Social Workers and Social Service Directors, Utilization Management Directors and Managers Professionals working in hospitals, Home care agencies, Long-term care


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About Our Speaker

Toni G. Cesta - Healthcare Case Management Expert

Toni G. Cesta, Ph.D., RN, FAAN  owns and operates Case Management Concepts, LLC, a consulting company which assists institutions in designing, implementing and evaluating case management models in the acute care, emergency department and outpatient settings. Dr. Cesta writes a monthly column called “Case Management Insider” in the Hospital Case Management newsletter in which she shares insights and information on current issues and trends in case management. Dr....   More Info
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