Case Management

Sneak Peek: Work with postacute care to reduce readmissions

Case Management Weekly, March 7, 2012

So you've looked at your readmission data, and you've found a problem. One nursing home or SNF is sending back a large number of patients for readmission within 30 days.

What do you do?

This is not an uncommon scenario for case managers, say experts.
So what's the best way to address this issue? Form a partnership with the problem facility. Everyone has a stake in the partnership's success, which will work in your favor.

"We don't want to fail, and the service providers don't want to fail either," says Loretta Olsen, MSN, RN, director of case management at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City, IA.

Want to see what kinds of tips our experts offer for success? Check out the March, 2012 issue of the eight-page, HCPro, Inc. newsletter, Case Management Monthly, from which this item is adapted.

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