Case Management Headlines
- Tips to reduce medication-related readmissions
Medication errors or adverse drug interactions are a major cause of hospital readmissions. More people come back to the hospital after discharge due to medication problems than due to any other case. Adverse drug events are often linked to patients that either do not understand or do not following medication instructions, according to The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation.
- Study shows coordinated care works to prevent readmissions
Using a team approach to support the transition of elderly patients from the hospital to the next level of care can help prevent readmissions, according to a study in The American Journal of Managed Care.
- Massachusetts seeks to reduce opioid abuse
The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) is taking steps to help prevent opioid abuse.
- New tool to help build bridges with other providers
New tool to help build bridges with other providers
- News: Revisions to the readmission reduction program proposed
Even as CDI programs begin to expand their focus to areas addressed under the Value-Based Purchasing program such as the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP), two U.S. Senators introduced a bill last week to revise the program.
- Harnessing the power of the discharge summary
Studies consistently show that an effective and complete discharge summary, which contains the content required by the Joint Commission, can help patients and prevent readmissions. Effective and complete discharge summaries do this by giving the patient, caregivers, and post-acute care providers the tools they need to address and manage the patient’s care needs, and help to ensure patients get necessary follow-up care.