Stakeholders SYMPOSIUM on Transitions of Care
With innovative initiatives on improving transitions of care for Coloradans being implemented throughout the state, educating providers and stakeholders on this important work is essential to the success of these programs. To further the goal of statewide involvement in quality initiative programs, CHCA is hosting the Stakeholder’s Symposium on Transitions of Care. This event will bring together leaders in the health care community to share their vision and strategies for reducing unnecessary re-hospitalizations, as well as discover new opportunities for partnership within their community.
Panels with be comprised of representatives from:
Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC)
Colorado Hospital Association (CHA)
Colorado Medical Directors Association (CMDA)
Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CRHIO)
Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF)
South Denver Care Continuum (SDCC)
KEYNOTE: Wipe Out Readmissions to the Hospital with Clint Maun, C.S.P., Maun-Lemke Consulting, LLC
When Medicare beneficiaries have an unfortunate event or illness that leads to hospitalization, they can find themselves in a whirlwind of activity, decision making and adjustment. The clock starts ticking and the risk for readmission to the hospital begins on the day a Medicare A patient qualifies for and is transferred to a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). Hospitals are held responsible to prevent acute setting readmissions and it is expected that SNF Teams have systems in place to prevent those returns. Patients count on all of us to minimize the need for them to go back to the hospital.
Hospitals are focused on improving readmission rates because their reimbursement is on the line. In fiscal year 2013, hospitals started facing penalties for high readmission rates under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. Initial performance evaluations will be based upon the 30-day readmission measures for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia that are currently part of the Medicare pay-for-reporting program and reported on Hospital Compare.
Many readmissions to the hospital are avoidable, thus it is imperative that a Skilled Nursing Facility implements proactive strategies to prevent hospital returns. This session will include an overview of these strategies related to the admission process, teaming and communication within and between shifts and departments, support services, clinical practice tools, provider collaboration and post-transition follow-up.
Preventing hospital readmissions is a win for everyone and the right outcome for the patient. Join us to discuss what needs to be done to wipe our preventable readmissions to the hospital.
Target Audience: CEOs, CFOs, Administrators, Directors of Nursing, skilled nursing, assisted living, home health, and anyone involved in transitions of care throughout Colorado.
Download the registration and brochure here!