FutureFocus April 25, 2018: Readmission Insight for Post-Acute Providers
In this week’s FutureFocus, we provide a recent study related to readmissions and implications for post-acute providers. In another article, we address recommendations being considered for new performance measures for Home Health and Hospice. This is a must read. There is new legislation to allow hospice to dispose of unused medications in the home after a patient expired. This legislation is supported by NAHC.
Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group
In This Issue
Study: Medicare Readmissions Program Reduces Racial Disparities
A recent study published in the journal Health Affairs has implications for post-acute providers serving hospitals in urban areas. The study examines the impact of Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) on reducing racial disparities.
2018 Performance Measures for Home Health and Hospice Being Considered
By: Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group, Publisher, The Remington Report
The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) report on Consideration for Implementing Measures in Federal Programs: Post-acute Care and Long-Term Care shed light on current program measures, the IMPACT Act, gaps, and recommendations for the future. This is a must read.
New Legislation for Unwanted Drugs in Hospice Care at Home
A new piece of legislation aims to allow hospice staff to be able to dispose of unused medications after a patient has expired.