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Colorado Hospital Engagement Network Reduces Healthcare Costs by $15 Million, Avoidable Readmissions by 11 Percent

Colorado hospitals and health systems participating in a three-year quality improvement project led by the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) prevented 2,800 patient harms, 1,250 of which were avoidable readmissions, for an estimated cost savings of $14.8 million, according to the … finish reading Colorado Hospital Engagement Network Reduces Healthcare Costs by $15 Million, Avoidable Readmissions by 11 Percent

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5 Embedded Case Management Strategies for 30-Day Readmissions Success

Looking to ward off Medicare 30-day readmissions penalties, Caldwell Memorial Hospital managed to decrease rehospitalizations from over 19 percent to less than 10 percent, a metric that catapaulted their hospital’s readmission ranking into the top five nationwide, says Melanie Fox … finish reading 5 Embedded Case Management Strategies for 30-Day Readmissions Success

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Medicaid Medical Home Cuts 30-Day Readmissions, Healthcare Costs, Increases Follow-Up Visits

Since its implementation in 2012, a medical home for Medicaid patients showed a 130.4 percent increase in timely patient follow-up visits, a 25 percent decrease in 30-day hospital readmissions, and a decrease in the overall cost of care for each … finish reading Medicaid Medical Home Cuts 30-Day Readmissions, Healthcare Costs, Increases Follow-Up Visits

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Hospital Readmissions Fall By 8 Percent Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Hospital readmissions fell by 8 percent, or an estimated 150,000 fewer readmissions among Medicare beneficiaries, between January 2012 and December 2013, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This was a significant reduction in Medicare all-cause 30-day … finish reading Hospital Readmissions Fall By 8 Percent Among Medicare Beneficiaries

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Proposed Bill Would Ease Readmissions Penalities for Hospitals That Treat Many Dual Eligibles

A proposed bill in the House of Representatives could ease readmissions penalties on hospitals that treat a high percentage of dual eligible patients if it becomes law, according to the office of Rep. Jim Renacci. The bill, “Establishing Beneficiary Equity … finish reading Proposed Bill Would Ease Readmissions Penalities for Hospitals That Treat Many Dual Eligibles

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Staying on Medication May Not Lower Hospital Readmissions

High-risk heart failure patients receiving nursing intervention were four times as likely to take their medication, but their hospital readmission rates were not impacted, according to a study at Duke Medicine. To find out why patients skip their medications, and … finish reading Staying on Medication May Not Lower Hospital Readmissions

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1 in 4 Patients Back in ER Within 30 Days of Hospital Discharge

As many as one in four patients discharged from the hospital end up right back there as emergency patients, but are not counted as hospital readmissions unless they are admitted as inpatients, says a study from the Perelman School of … finish reading 1 in 4 Patients Back in ER Within 30 Days of Hospital Discharge

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1 in 8 Medicare Patients Readmitted to Hospital Within 30 Days of Surgery: Report

One in eight Medicare patients were readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being released after surgery in 2010, while one in six Medicare patients admitted to hospitals for non-surgical reasons were readmitted within 30 days, according to a … finish reading 1 in 8 Medicare Patients Readmitted to Hospital Within 30 Days of Surgery: Report

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1 Out of 3 Patients Hospitalized for Heart Conditions, Pneumonia Readmitted Within 15 Days

Almost 3 million Medicare patients hospitalized for heart failure (HF), heart attack, or pneumonia were readmitted to the hospital within 30 days, and a majority were readmitted within 15 days, according to a study from Columbia University Medical Center and … finish reading 1 Out of 3 Patients Hospitalized for Heart Conditions, Pneumonia Readmitted Within 15 Days

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3 Steps to Improve Hospital Discharges

Getting patients back in for follow-up appointments within five to seven days of hospital discharge is key in preventing unnecessary readmissions, explains Irene Zolotorofe, administrative director of clinical operations at Bon Secours Health System. Medication reconciliation is also a crucial … finish reading 3 Steps to Improve Hospital Discharges

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