Center for Improving Value in Health Care
Apr 8, 2014 | 0 comments | Posted by Erin Perry
CIVHC Partners, Long-term Care Transitions, Health, Readmissions, Care Transitions
Efforts to reduce readmissions have targeted virtually every element of the patient experience from in-hospital communication to discharge services, records transmission to long-term care and skilled nursing facilities, and in-home support for medication adherence and care coordination. Recently, there’s been increasing focus on the non-medical drivers of readmissions – social determinants that effect day-to-day health and may prove to be significant drivers of hospital readmissions. We know that shelter and security are a huge part of recovery and remaining healthy after a readmission, but access to the appropriate food and nutrition also has enormous impacts on a patient’s health post-discharge.
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 comments | Posted by Global Administrator
Coordinated Care, Delivery System Redesign, Readmissions, Care Transitions
There was a story in the Denver Post this week about Medicare’s penalty for readmissions being charged to 27 Colorado hospitals that participate with Medicare. On average, these hospitals were penalized 1/3 of one percent of their total Medicare reimbursement. In the case of one large hospital system, this amounted to about $300,000 out of a total revenue stream of $2.7 billion, or about 1/100 of one percent. At this level, one might wonder if it’s worth the trouble to administer, or if anyone is really paying attention.
Aug 18, 2015 | 0 comments | Posted by Global Administrator
Consumer Engagement, Readmissions, Care Transitions
Originally featured in Healthy Transitions Colorado's July newsletter.
On Friday, June 26th Healthy Transitions Colorado held its very first symposium: Building Transformation from the Inside Out. The symposium was the first in a series of three with a complementary learning series titled Cultivating the Network of Care. Thank you to everyone who made the event such a success! Over 70 partners came out for networking and learning more about how to prepare their facilities for community-based care.
Apr 11, 2017 | 0 comments | Posted by Global Administrator
Change Agents, CO APCD, Colorado All Payer Claims Database, Readmissions, All Payer Claims Database
The University of Colorado Hospital (UCHealth) is the only academic medical center focused on specialized care in Colorado. Providers practicing at UCHealth are Specialists and Surgeons, offering care to the residents of Colorado and several other neighboring states.
Mar 11, 2014 | 0 comments | Posted by Erin Perry
Health Reform, Payment Reform, Data, Decision, Health, payer, Readmissions, Care Transitions
There has been a lot of buzz lately about the “doc fix” or the proposed repeal of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate formula (SGR). The SGR was put into law in 1997 as part of an attempt to regulate Medicare spending and essentially linked physician Medicare reimbursement to an economic target. The formula turned out to be rather quirky and soon resulted in proposed reimbursement cuts of more than 5 percent per year.
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