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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- What does case-mix index mean to you?
- Complications from immobility by body system
- Differentiate between types of wound debridement
- Pneumonia with a negative chest x-ray: Clinical diagnoses, physician documentation, and coding guidelines
- OB services: Coding inside and outside of the package
- Don’t forget the three checks in medication administration
- What is the difference between an IPA and a medical group?
- Note similarities and differences between HCPCS, CPT® codes
- Bill and charge for supplies correctly to reduce risk and minimize lost revenue
- Seven tips for slashing ED wait times with limited resources
- QA:Coding multiple initial infusions
- Q&A: Query for "Type 2 injury"
- Q&A: Coding using suspected, probable diagnoses
- Q&A: Coding for transplant complications
- Note from the Instructor: Review of hospital inpatient mental health services payable under the inpatient psychiatric facility prospective payment system (IPF PPS)
- Increase patient satisfaction by improving your discharge process
- HIPAA Q&A: Maintenance of medical records after physician death
- Don't underestimate the importance of good documentation