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Reducing Hospital Readmissions: New Considerations and Approaches
Preventable hospital readmissions are a threat to patient safety, a burden to numerous stakeholders, occur far too often, and contribute to rising health care costs. Nationally, preventable readmissions cost an estimated $25 billion per year. Private sector stakeholders and policymakers – at both state and federal levels – have made tackling these precarious events a major priority. Yet there remains significant opportunity for further innovation to more fully address the readmissions challenge.

Please join us on Wednesday, September 19th at 12:00pm EDT for this timely webinar that will highlight findings from Northeast Business Group on Health’s Solutions and Innovations Center’s (SIC) recent investigation into health plans’, hospital systems’, and employers’ perspectives related to preventable readmissions. A number of observations were made and opportunities highlighted during this exploration, including:
  • Significant opportunity to align public and private purchaser reimbursement models to maximize incentives and efficiencies
  • Beyond the clinical aspect of readmissions: the exploration of readmission reduction payments as part of an expanded “pay for value” program
  • Providers in particular are caught in a Catch-22 scenario. Despite identifying and deploying new approaches for reducing readmissions, a sustainable financial model for doing so remains elusive.
  • Understanding how patients’ psycho-social circumstances affect readmissions patterns is critical to effecting long-term improvements.
  • Employers play a major role in engaging and educating their employees about the importance of avoiding preventable readmissions and the role they themselves can play.
  • Future efforts aimed at reducing readmissions should seek to explore specific opportunities for multi-stakeholder collaboration between hospital systems and health plans.
Joining Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH, NEBGH Medical Director and the SIC’s Executive Director, will be representatives from health plan, hospital system, and employer stakeholder groups who will share their response to the report’s findings as well as their outlook on the future direction of readmissions reduction efforts.
Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  1. Consider the insights and findings from a recent investigation into the perspectives and concerns of health plans, hospital systems, and employers on preventable readmissions.
  2. Hear how stakeholders came together to explore and define issues underlying the readmissions problem as well as lay the groundwork for future progress.
  3. Learn about potential areas of collaboration among hospital systems, health plans, and employers as it relates to readmissions reduction efforts.
  4. Be equipped to understand how stakeholders can overcome traditional challenges and barriers to work more synergistically to tackle an urgent and pressing systemic health care problem.
  5. Engage in interactive learning through online question submission, attendee feedback and opportunity for follow-up questions, and networking with attendees, faculty and other professionals through dedicated LinkedIn group.
Who Should Attend
Interested attendees would include:
  • C-Suite Executives
  • Medical Directors
  • Hospitalists and Other Clinicians
  • Provider Contracting Executives and Staff
  • Care Management Executives and Staff
  • Case Management Executives and Staff
  • Nursing Executives
  • Discharge Planning Managers
  • Managed Care Executives and Staff
  • Network Management Executives and Staff
  • Health Benefit Managers
  • Planning and Strategic Executives and Staff
  • Business Intelligence Staff
  • Other Interested Parties

Attendees would represent organizations including:

  • Hospital Systems
  • Health Plans
  • Medical Groups
  • Provider Networks
  • Other Providers
  • Government
  • Third Party Administrators
  • Care Management Organizations
  • Pharmaceutical Organizations
  • Employers
  • Solutions Providers
  • Associations, Institutes and Research Organizations
  • Media
Reducing Hospital Readmissions: New Considerations and Approaches
  Individual Registration Fee: $195. Audio Conference CD-ROM: $40 for attendees; $285 for non-attendees after the event. Register online or download the event brochure.  
Register Now   Corporate Site licensing also available. Click here to register or call 209.577.4888 We look forward to your participation in this event!
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Readmissions   2012 Readmissions Web Summit
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
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Thursday, August 16th, 2012
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Insurance Exchanges   The California Healthcare Exchange: A Progress Report
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