We've definitely made a dent in readmissions for our uninsured patients,” he said. ... The case management program has succeeded in reducing readmissions of Medicare patients with diagnoses targeted by readmission penalties; its 13.7% readmission rate
Hospital Medicine to improve transitions at discharge with the goal of reducing 30-day readmission rates. ... I expect we can decrease those types of readmissions by 5 to 6% by having outreach to the nursing homes.”.
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. Patients who lived or were hospitalized in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Maryland had significantly higher risk of readmission within 30 days, a recent study found. ... Patients living in neighborhoods at the 90th
Researchers used Medicare claims from 2011 to 2013 to estimate the effects of changing from the existing condition-specific readmission measures to a hospital-wide measure. ... Policymakers have shown substantial interest in moving to a hospital-wide
The issue: Reducing avoidable readmissions among Medicaid patients. Medicaid covers 57% of residents in Camden, N.J., compared with 20% nationally. ... avoided hospitalization, the team determined that the program would break even if 27 readmissions were
Also, check out the related Test Yourself starting.) Complications can mean readmissions, and everyone knows how Medicare feels about those. ... Reducing readmissions is also the focus of this month's Success Story, which reports on a hospitalist
Dr. Chin's study looked at length of stay, readmissions, and costs among 3 types of inpatient medicine teams. ... Q: You found that the teaching services had both shorter length of stay and higher 30-day readmissions.
The issue: Improving 30-day readmission rates. Reducing readmissions is every hospital's goal, but “There is a component of readmissions that has very little to do with hospital care,” said ... To prevent one readmission, the number of patients
The fact that the direction changed in 2012 raises the concern that readmission penalties may have been a cause, Dr.
They identified potentially avoidable 30-day readmissions using a computerized algorithm based on administrative data. ... Researchers randomly divided the admissions not followed by a 30-day readmission (n=8,333) and the potentially avoidable