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  • Study: Medicare Readmissions Program Reduces Racial Disparities

    April 20, 2018

    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.

  • Managing Sepsis and Readmissions

    February 11, 2018

    Proper care protocols are needed to keep residents and patients out of the hospital due to Sepsis. Strategies focused on prevention, diagnosis and treatment can help keep post-acute care facilities on track to minimize readmission risk. The following are clinical resources available from

  • Tracking Sepsis Readmissions across the Continuum

    February 11, 2018

     Sepsis impacts readmissions across the continuum.

  • Are ACOs More Effective In Reducing Readmissions From SNFs?

    January 23, 2018

    A study of hospitals in U.S. metropolitan areas found those affiliated with accountable care organizations (ACOs) were able to more quickly reduce the rate at which patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities needed to be readmitted within 30 days. We provide the key findings.

  • Readmission Penalties Are Still Growing

    January 07, 2018

    Readmissions penalties still continue to grow.

  • The Home Health Study Results: Reducing Costs and Readmissions

    December 19, 2017

    Patients who receive home health care after a hospital discharge save $6,433 in healthcare costs over the course of a year, and home health care “independently decreased the hazard of follow-up readmission and death,” according to a new study published in the online American Journal of

  • Four Resources to Help You Improve Readmissions

    December 06, 2017

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    Improve Care and Reduce Readmissions Without Adding Staff

  • Readmission Data For All Cause 7-Day and 30-Day

    December 06, 2017

    Should Your Organization Be Looking At Readmissions Prior To 30-Days?

    Is 30-days the right interval for your organization to be measuring readmissions? 30-day risk-standardized, all-cause, unplanned readmission rates is widely used to measure hospital

  • The Relationship Between Sepsis and Readmission Penalties May Surprise You

    November 09, 2017

    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.

  • Readmissions by Numbers and Costs

    October 23, 2017

    Of the four high-volume conditions, CHF, Pneumonia and acute myocardial infraction ranked among the top conditions with all-cause 30-day readmissions for Medicare patients.

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