Case Management

Audio conference: Readmission Reduction Program

Case Management Weekly, February 8, 2012

Effective October 1, hospitals with high readmission rates may face a 1%, across-the-board cut in Medicare inpatient reimbursements under CMS’ 2012 Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule. Learn how your organization can meet the new requirements and avoid a potential big-dollar loss in Medicare payments during a February 28 HCPro audio conference “Readmission Reduction Program: Avoid Medicare Reimbursement Cuts with Improved Coordination of Care.”

During this 90-minute live audio conference, our speakers, Ralph Wuebker, MD, and Barbara Ozmar, will give you strategies to reduce your readmissions rate; CMS has targeted acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia. You will also hear from a case management director who will discuss her organization’s successful approach to avoid readmissions. Objectives covered in the audio include:

  • Describe the impact of the Readmission Reduction Program
  • Reduce readmission rates in acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia
  • Achieve buy-in from outside organizations that affect your readmissions rates
  • Conduct an internal audit to uncover root causes of readmissions

Information about this audio conference is available at www.hcmarketplace.com.
 

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