Now in its fifth year, Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), imposed under the Affordable Care Act, has aimed to encourage hospitals to reduce unnecessary and avoidable patient readmissions. Kaiser Health News has reported Medicare is punishing 2,573 hospitals nationally, just two dozen short of what it did last year, according to federal records. Starting in October, the federal government will cut those hospitals’ payments by as much as 3 percent for a year.
Nurses and nurse case managers can play a pivotal role in reducing readmissions, through efficient coordination, communication, planning and education. In this free webinar hosted by PerfectServe®, Eric A. Coleman, M.D., MPH, will familiarize attendees with HRRP and its impact to date, and share insights on data, measures and other considerations that affect or prevent readmissions relative to nurses supporting the care transition process. He will review proven strategies, programs and interventions to reduce readmission rates and improve the patient experience.
Eric A. Coleman, M.D., MPH, is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Coleman is the Director of the Care Transitions Program, aimed at improving quality and safety during times of care “handoffs.” He also serves as the Executive Director of the Practice Change Leaders. Dr. Coleman was recognized with a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship for his work in bridging innovation and practice through enhancing the role of patients and family caregivers in improving the quality of their care transitions.
WEBINAR TIME / REGISTRATION:
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
*This webinar is approved as classroom equivalent CE. The learner who remains for the entirety of the program will be entitled to 1.0 hour of CE for all states (with the exception of IA-pending) for CNAs, LPNs, RNs, ARNPs, CCMs. The CE provider is the CEU Institute. Please contact www.ceuinstitute.net for any questions regarding CE credits.