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EMERGENCY Department Grand Rounds: REDUCING READMISSIONS: A POPULATION HEALTH APPROACH
August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Presented By: JESSICA SIMS, MD
CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) defines a readmission as “an admission to a subsection(d) hospital within 30 days of a discharge from the same or another subsection(d) hospital.” Subsection(d) hospitals, per the Social Security Act, include short-term inpatient acute care hospitals excluding critical access, psychiatric, rehabilitation, long-term care, children’s, and cancer hospitals.
- Discuss strategies on how to improve discharge processes
- Identify high risk populations
- Describe the national, regional, and local factors which affect readmissions