TrendLens November 16, 2017 - The #1 Cause Of Readmissions

Lisa Remington

Welcome to TrendLens…trends bending the curve in home health and post-acute care. In this issue of Trendlens, we focus on the leading cause of readmissions and associated costs. We provide five different ways organizations can minimize readmissions.

Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group

Among medical conditions, Sepsis is a leading cause of readmissions and associated costs. For every 100 Medicare patients admitted to a hospital within a 30-day period, 21.3% were admitted because of Sepsis.

The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) follows 30-day readmissions for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pneumonia. Perhaps what isn’t widely known is the association of Sepsis with these four conditions.

Post-acute care providers should upgrade their clinical operations in order to provide an excellent level of care and avoid the financial implications of not doing so. 

  1. Patient Assessments
  2. Care Planning
  3. Early Intervention
  4. Care Coordination
  5. Staff Competencies

Explore how Post-Acute Providers can improve patient care

Resources for Readmissions

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Download Your Complimentary Sepsis Resource Guide

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Clinical Resources Your Don't Want to Miss

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Upcoming Webinars for Clinical Connections



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