READMISSIONS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' decision to publicly report hospital 30-day readmission rates for various diagnoses on the Hospital Compare web site shone a bright light on hospital performance. And health reform brought new financial penalties, now in their second year, for hospitals with unacceptably high readmission rates, plus new funding for community-wide approaches. These changes have signaled a new chapter in the campaign to reduce preventable re-hospitalizations. The Administration is serious, and it views transparency and payment strategies as tools for both reducing health care costs and improving health care quality.
The National Readmissions Summit is the leading forum on readmissions policy and strategies, including technology-enabled strategies for transitions of care and patient engagement. Hospitals are already looking well beyond just the three diagnoses tracked by CMS and gearing up for new diagnoses to be added, perhaps leading to an all-cause approach.
The Summit will highlight successful hospital strategies and tools, but equally important will feature some of the important new partners and partnerships -- home health agencies, long-term care facilities, Area Agencies on Aging, housing support groups, local pharmacies, and of course health plans.
A special preconference will showcase some of the most innovative new mobile apps and technologies to help reduce unnecessary readmissions, and the Readmissions Certificate program will allow participants to take a deeper dive into the subject matter. As always, the conference is available live and archived via a webcast as well as in person.
The National Readmissions Summit will bring together the leading national experts in payment policy, care delivery, operations, and technology and innovation from government, academia, the research community, health plans, hospitals, and community agencies. Highly successful models will be highlighted.
Networking opportunities will abound. With so much at stake, this is a "must attend" event for all of the players concerned with preventing unnecessary hospital readmissions.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Government agencies, consumer groups, patient quality organizations, researchers, health plans, health systems, ACOs, medical homes, hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and physician organizations, pharmacies, home health agencies, Area Agencies on Aging, nutrition and meals on wheels organizations, hospices, nurses and other clinicians, medical coding and billing staff, health care financial personnel, compliance staff, legal counsel, and many others.