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Mental Health Disorders Complicate Standards for Readmissions

Co-existing psychiatric illness should be considered in assessing hospital readmissions for three common medical conditions used by Medicare and Medicaid to penalize hospitals with “excessive” readmission rates: heart failure, acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and pneumonia, according to a new collaborative … finish reading Mental Health Disorders Complicate Standards for Readmissions

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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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CMS, Maryland Work to Modernize State’s Healthcare System

CMS and the state of Maryland have launched a new initiative designed to modernize Maryland’s unique all-payor rate-setting system for hospital services aimed at improving patient health and reducing costs. It will replace Maryland’s 36-year-old Medicare waiver and allow the … finish reading CMS, Maryland Work to Modernize State’s Healthcare System

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Automated Predictor Flags Patients at Risk for 30-Day Readmission: Study

An automated prediction tool that identifies newly admitted patients at risk for readmission within 30 days of discharge has been successfully incorporated into the EHR of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The tool, developed by researchers at the Perelman … finish reading Automated Predictor Flags Patients at Risk for 30-Day Readmission: Study

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1 in 5 Older Adults End Up in ER after Surgery

Nearly one in five older adults who have common operations will end up in the ER within a month of their hospital stay, finds a new study from the University of Michigan Medical School, with funding from the National Institutes … finish reading 1 in 5 Older Adults End Up in ER after Surgery

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Better Coordination, Data Needed to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates

Achieving widespread reductions in preventable hospital readmissions among Medicare beneficiaries may take longer than many healthcare professionals originally anticipated, according to researchers at Penn State, the Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania. Researchers found that one in … finish reading Better Coordination, Data Needed to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates

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Transition Care Program Coordinates Home-Based Care Following Hospitalizations

A transitional care program aimed at providing newly discharged patients with home-based care has been launched for Aetna Medicare Advantage members in Texas, according to Univita. The program, a collaboration between Aetna and Univita Health, will help Aetna Medicare Advantage … finish reading Transition Care Program Coordinates Home-Based Care Following Hospitalizations

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3 Recommendations for Avoiding Readmissions Penalties

Arming yourself with as much of your own readmissions data as possible is the first step in reducing readmissions and avoiding penalties, says Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, president of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, and co-founder of the IHI STAAR (State Action … finish reading 3 Recommendations for Avoiding Readmissions Penalties

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6 Success Factors in Reducing Readmissions

By risk-stratifying patients at high risk for hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations into a coordinated, multi-disciplinarian program, HealthCare Partners Medical Group of California has greatly reduced hospital readmissions for its patients, explains Dr. Stuart Levine, the organization’s corporate medical director. Here he … finish reading 6 Success Factors in Reducing Readmissions

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Colorado ACO Yields Big Savings, Reduced Readmissions

A new Colorado ACO proved to be beneficial in its first year of operation, yielding significant cost savings, quality of care, patient outcomes, and utilization of services, according to the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. In an … finish reading Colorado ACO Yields Big Savings, Reduced Readmissions

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