hospital readmission reduction program

What providers need to do to improve chronic careA West survey finds that an overwhelming number of chronic care patients say they need help managing their disease.
Ten ways to reduce hospital readmissions
Ten ways to reduce hospital readmissionsSuccessful healthcare systems share their strategies for reducing hospital readmissions.
How payers can help hospitals reduce readmissionsPreventing hospital readmissions must be top of mind for payers and providers, says Jill Duncan, RN, executive director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, where she leads the Joint Replacement Learning Community.
Four ways to reduce hospital readmissionsBetter management on several fronts should be able to reduce a hospital’s readmissions, but it requires commitment and attention to detail.
Reducing heart failure readmissions at 30 days"Prevention of heart failure readmissions begins with effective in-hospital treatment and efficient care transitions," says Akshay S. Desai, MD in a presentation at the 2015 AHA Fall Conference meeting.
Technology to reduce readmissionsA look at some of the technology tools healthcare systems are using to reduce readmissions.
Preventing hospital readmissionsAs payment models shift toward value, physicians will increasingly be measured on their ability to keep patients out of the hospital. Here’s how to get ahead of the curve.
[BLOG]: Best Practices between formulary managers and pharmacists to address challenges in COPD readmissionsTo address the burden of COPD on hospital expenditures, on October 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services included COPD in its Hospital Readmissions Reductions Program. This inclusion resulted in reduced Medicare reimbursement for hospitals that demonstrate excessive 30-day COPD patient readmission rates.
Telemonitoring of heart failure patients produces gainsA Geisinger Health Plan telemonitoring program for heart failure patients significantly reduced hospital readmissions, cut the cost of care for members, improved the efficiency of care managers and delivered a 3.3 return on investment, according to a new study.
HHS announces historic changes to MedicareMeasurable goals and a timeline to move the Medicare program towards a value versus volume reimbursement model is being called a "transformative shift" that could redefine how care should be provided, measured and rewarded.