Readmissions Certificate Program: Overview
The National Readmissions Summit is offering a Readmissions Certificate Program in the form of an optional course within the conference for attendees wishing to take a deeper dive into the Summit's subject matter.
READMISSIONS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The Readmissions Certificate Program curriculum and requirements are as follows:
- Complete preconference readings (6 hours) Click here to review pre-course reading.
- Complete online training modules on preparing for and responding to Medicare readmissions policies and rules (3 hours).
Who Should Attend?
- Attend the Preconference Readmissions Boot Camp (4 hours).
- Attend the entire Readmissions Summit.
- Successfully complete the post-conference online examination (1 hour) Click here to take sample examination.
Those who are interested in understanding and working successfully in the new Medicare readmissions environment. This may include government agencies, consumer groups, patient quality organizations, health plans, hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and physician organizations, home health agencies, nurses and other clinicians, medical coding and billing staff, health care financial personnel, and many others.
The purpose of the Readmissions Certificate Program is to give participants the understanding and tools necessary to work successfully with the new and potential emerging rules for Medicare readmissions. By the end of this training, participants will be able to create an action plan that will outline key initiatives to be taken with respect to Medicare readmissions implementation in their own organizations.
This is a practical, in-depth program for professionals who want to understand Medicare readmissions issues in the context of their own local setting. The program will be geared to those who have limited training, but will also cater to those who have increasing levels of knowledge and training in the field. At the end of the program, participants will have 90 days to complete the online examination. Completion of the five elements of the training will earn the participants a certificate of completion.
Those who successfully complete the program requirements (see the six bulleted requirements above), including preconference readings and an online post conference test with a score of seventy percent (70%) or more, will receive a certificate of completion of the Readmissions Certificate Program.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the purpose of the Readmissions Certificate Program?
Please see Readmissions Certificate Program Learning Objectives and Course Objectives above.
- Is the Readmissions Certificate Program a professional certification program?
It is not. The program constitutes an attempt to organize a focused curriculum around implementation strategies and issues pertaining to Readmissions, while giving evidence of successful completion of that body of knowledge through the issuance of a certificate of completion.
- Please describe the post meeting on-line examination.
The post meeting online examination is a multi-question examination based upon the information made available in the preconference reading, online course, preconference boot camp, and the Summit itself. You may take this examination at any time during the ninety (90) days following the Summit. You will be given a web link to the examinations and a unique username and password to access the examination. You will have one hour to complete the examination once you have commenced it. You may take the examination up to three (3) times. Please note that new questions will rotate through the examination. You must score seventy percent (70%) or more to successfully complete this requirement.
- Have any other conferences offered a comparable certificate program?
Yes, the Quality Colloquium at Harvard University, www.QualityColloquium.com, has offered a Patient Safety Certificate Program, www.qualitycolloquium.com/certificate.html, for the past two years.