MedPAC, the advisory commission to Congress for Medicare, presented its evaluation of the Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) at the September meeting. The HRRP was enacted in 2010. In […]
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 […]
Dr. Gordon Moore: Hello, and welcome to 3M Inside Angle Podcast. This is your host, Dr. Gordon Moore, and today I’m talking with Teri Sholder. Hello, Teri. Teri Sholder: Hello. […]
Gordon Moore: Hello. This is the 3M Inside Angle Podcast, and I’m your host, Gordon Moore. With me today is Dr. Melissa Clarke. Dr. Clarke has worked on population health […]
Quality expert Cheryl Manchenton explores ways to reduce readmissions penalties.
Modern Healthcare recently published another article questioning the utility of the CMS hospital readmission reduction program (HRRP). The article used as its basis two publications, the first of which returned […]
In my previous blog, I took a hard look at the impact of mental health and substance abuse on hospital readmissions, especially the torrent of patients with these issues coming […]
Many eligible U.S. hospitals will be penalized for readmissions this year. What are the top three initial admissions that lead to preventable readmissions?
My physician neighbor works in several urban emergency departments where mental illness and substance abuse cases run rampant. When I ask him about the impact on readmissions, he lights up: […]
Hospitals face Medicare penalties for excess readmissions. What can be done? Here are some results from across the country indicating sustained effort pays off.
I’ve been reading ProvenCare, which describes the Geisinger approach to health care and is filled with mottos such as “achieving extreme patient satisfaction” and “treating patients like family.” One discovery […]
In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began its Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). The program, included in the Affordable Care Act, was designed to improve post-acute […]