On October 1, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services officially began its program to penalize hospitals that see high numbers of readmissions for patients with specific disease states. With real money on the table, the effort to get a handle on the readmissions challenge has become a priority across the system.
This report has been approved for 4 CE credits for the following disciplines: Nurses, Certified Case Managers, Disability Management Specialists, Psychologists.
The Case Manager's Guide to Readmissions:
Blueprints and Best Practices for Acute Care, Health Plans, Long-Term Care & More
Chapter 1: Managing Unplanned Readmissions: A Collective Perspective
3 Guiding Principles That Set Organizations on the Path to Readmissions Success
By Sherrie Smith, BS, CPHQ and Brian Pisarsky, RN, MHA, ACM
Chapter 2: 30-Day Readmissions for Chronic vs. Acute Conditions, 2008
By Jennifer Podulka, M.P.Aff., Marguerite Barrett, M.S., H. Joanna Jiang, Ph.D., and Claudia Steiner, M.D., M.P.H
Chapter 3: Root Cause Analysis: Laying the Foundation for Enhancing Care Transitions
By the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care
Chapter 4: Capitalizing on Community Collaboration to Achieve Positive Outcomes
Powering Transitions of Care Across Underserved Populations
By Pat Kramer, Ed.S., CCM, CSW, NCC and Judith Sands
Chapter 5: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: A Toolkit for Hospitals
Helping Patients Help Themselves
By Sarah McKechnie, MA, AHFS and Kim Crilly, RN, MS
Chapter 6: Calling Skilled Nursing: Securing the Transitions of Heart Failure Patients
How Case Managers Promote Continuity of Care After Discharge
By Emily Mullin
Chapter 7:The Aging of America: Home Adaptions Help to Lower Readmissions
By Mike Dodd, MCR, CKBR, GCP, CAPS
Chapter 8: Health System's Transitions Intervention Reaps Massive Benefits
By Jan Van der Mei Rn, MS, ACM
Chapter 9: High-Touch Readmissions Strategy Guides Health Plan Into the Future
Targeting Heart Failure Patients, Teamwide Intervention Reaps Results
By Linda Wick
Chapter 10: Cutting Through the Buzz: An Incisive Look at Readmissions
A Firsthand Look at the Quandary of Readmissions
By Stephanie L. McCrary, RN, MSN, CCM, CPHM
Section 1: Readmissions Reduction Program
Section 2: Details for Title: CMS-1588-F
Section 3: Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nursing Facility Residents
Section 4: Community Based Care Transitions Program
Section 5: Readmission Rates for Specific Conditions
Number of pages: 75
Continuing education units: 4.0 for qualifying professionals
More Continuing Education Details:
Nurses: This program is approved for 4.0 contact hours for nurses by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES). As an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number CEP 15567), CES Programs are accepted by every State Board of Nursing with the exception of Delaware.
Certified Case Managers: This program is approved for 4.0 contact hours for case managers through the Commission for Case Manager Certification.
Disability Management Specialists: This program is approved for 4.0 contact hours through the Certification of Disability Management Specialists Commission.