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Preventing Readmissions Through Quality Healthcare

Gain a better understanding of quality health care and the improved patient outcomes based on the quality of care. Health care is quickly becoming a commodity. The increased focus on quality by CMS and other payer sources has driven the need to create effective strategies to control costs. One such strategy is reducing preventable readmissions. Hospitals are keenly aware of the cost of readmissions, both in penalties from CMS, and in their reputation as centers for quality and improved patient outcomes. The purpose of this information is to equip the user with the tools to identify those patients at risk, to intervene when necessary, to disseminate to their staff, and to ensure that lasting change will occur. This information is an intermediate level course designed for mid to upper-level hospital administrators. This course is ideal for the hands-on manager to assess and implement a hospital-wide program aimed at reducing the number of readmissions.


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Agenda

Background

  • ACA Value-Based Incentive/Penalty Program From CMS
    • ValueBased Purchasing (VBP) Program
    • Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP)
    • HospitalAcquired Conditions (HAC) Program
  • Less Than a Quarter of Eligible Hospitals Avoided Penalty for Readmissions (Ratio Explained)
  • Currently, One in Five Patients Admitted to Hospital Is Readmitted Within 30 Days

Identification of Patients at Risk for Readmission

  • Readmission Data Analysis
  • Tools Available

Interventions Aimed at Reducing Hospital Readmissions

  • Hospital Inventory
  • Cross-Continuum Inventory
  • Cops Checklist
  • Boost
  • Red
  • Teach-Back Method
  • Smart Discharge Protocol
  • Improve Transitional Care Processes
  • Talk to Each Other
  • Care Management for High-Risk Patients
  • Nursing Interventions
  • Telemedicine

How to Disseminate to the Staff

Follow up to Maintain "Stickiness"

Conclusion

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This course was last revised on February 26, 2019.

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Faculty

Ramesh C. Upadhyaya, RN

Ramesh C. Upadhyaya, RN

North Carolina Department of Public Safety

  • Director of recruitment and retention for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NCDPS), Division of Adult Correction, Health Service Section
  • Almost 30 years of experience in the health care industry, beginning with his first position out of high school as a combat medic in the U.S. Army
  • Experience in hospice, home health, long-term care, emergency nursing, critical care nursing, and rehabilitation nursing
  • Certification is in rehabilitation nursing (CRRN)
  • Taught at other schools of nursing, and is called upon regularly as a management consultant in health care for both the public and the private sector
  • Published articles in journals such as Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing, American Journal of Nursing, and Nursing Perspectives
  • Presented more than 20 papers at state, national, and international conferences
  • Presented papers on workforce issues such as diversity, disability and ethical dilemmas for the Association of Rehab Nurses at Washington, D.C.; the National League for Nursing Educational Summit in San Antonio, Texas; and the American Assembly for Men in Nursing in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Co-authored a chapter with Dr. Don Kautz in a geriatric nursing textbook, and authored a chapter in a nursing health assessment textbook
  • M.Nurs. and B.N. degrees in nursing, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • M.B.A. degree in business administration, Bryan School of Business and Economics, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro
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Product ID: 400442
Published 2019
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