The financial and clinical impact of

hospital readmissions

Webinar Registration

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Presented by: Edward J. Niewiadomski, M.D., Senior Medical Advisor, BESLER

Overview: Readmissions are a topic of much discussion right now, and there are a number of high profile efforts to reduce them. The impact of Medicare readmission penalties has hospitals across the country focusing on strategies to reduce readmissions.

Learning Objectives: After completing this course you will be able to:

  • The financial implications of reducing readmissions including utilizing resources already in place and reallocating other resources
  • How to use data from the QualityNet Hospital-Specific report to identify and understand current readmission patterns of the 5 core measures used to calculate the HRRP penalty
  • Operational initiatives including the roles of the patient, physician and care team in mitigating readmissions that may not be medically necessary
  • How to develop a comprehensive readmissions tool kit to address medication reconciliation, patient/family education, provider communication and risk stratification

Prerequisites: Attendees should have a basic knowledge of hospital readmissions penalties and hospital operations

Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation required

Additional Information: Conference participants can earn up to 1.0 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge & Applications, Business Management & Organization fields of study.

For more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact Michael Passanante at 609-514-1400.

BESLER Consulting is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org

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