A 55-year-old male is admitted to the hospital for an exacerbation of their chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). An 8-year-old child visits an emergency department with an asthma exacerbation. A […]
Hospitals face Medicare penalties for excess readmissions. What can be done? Here are some results from across the country indicating sustained effort pays off.
Cheryl Manchenton, addresses potentially preventable readmissions (PPRs) and all cause readmissions (ACRs) […]
We believe there are two core principles that should be adhered to when implementing payment reform initiatives. First, that measurement of performance change should be directly quantifiable in dollars where […]
Using the power of data, Auburn Community Hospital implemented initiatives to reduce avoidable readmissions, increase case mix index, and improve documentation.
Allina Health uses the 3M Potenially Preventable Readmissions (PPRs) methodology to stratify patient groups, guide care transitions, and prevent readmissions.
In January the Minnesota RARE campaign received the prestigious Eisenberg Award for reducing avoidable readmissions. Over an 18-month period, the campaign helped hospitals and community partners prevent more than six […]
In our last blog we discussed the fundamental aspects of patient classification systems, specifically categorical clinical and regression based models. While any classification system has its limitations, we’ve found that […]