Deborah Bulger, CPHQ
Executive Director, Product Management
Karen Hill, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, FACHE
COO & CNO
Central Baptist Hospital
Preventing readmissions has been a longtime quality-improvement priority for many hospitals and health networks. Now it has become a financial imperative too, thanks to provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which set penalties for hospitals with higher-than-average rates of avoidable readmission for patients with specified conditions. Because the financial impact to hospitals can be substantial, organizations must be able to measure the frequency of and reasons for hospital readmission and quantify the margin impact, as well as identify key indicators that put patients at risk. This requires access to new sources of data, new metrics that cross the continuum, and business logic that can predict variance and model best practices. This session will describe how to deploy an enterprise intelligence solution to help your organization manage readmissions.
After This Webinar You'll Be Able To:
Implement the following primary applications for managing readmissions:
- Accurate capture of statistics on readmissions
- Identification of clinical, financial and socioeconomic factors that impact readmissions
- Financial implications: margin management and reimbursement risk
- Readmission prevention program effectiveness measurement
- Risk of readmission information at the point of care
Tools and Takeaways
Attendees will have access to the slides and a recording following the presentation.
CFOs, accounting directors, and finance executives
HFMA members: Free
Note: This webinar is available on-demand until Sept. 25, 2013.