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Reducing Readmissions: Collateral Effects
 
Overview
The Medicare program later this year will financially penalize hospitals whose patients are readmitted within 30 days of their discharge. This profound change to a payment system that has remained virtually intact for nearly half a century will force hospitals to profoundly rethink how they treat their patients both while in their care and after they are discharged.

The readmission penalty affects other providers as well. Physicians hospitalists in particular will be forced to rethink the way they treat or refer their patients, particularly those in the limbo of observation care. And patients themselves will often have to pay more out of pocket as a result. This could not only dramatically change the doctor-patient relationship in the hospital setting, but also could impact the bottom line of hospitals in terms of charity and uncompensated care.

Analytics and post-discharge technology are being increasingly utilized as tools in readmissions management that can be explored as tools in conjunction with case management to address the readmissions dilemma.

Join Maria Lopes, M.D., the chief medical officer of AMC Health and former CMO of Group Health Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, and Daniel C. Cusator, M.D., vice president of The Camden Group, to discuss the upcoming change in the finance of hospital readmissions, and how the effects will ripple far and wide.
 
Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  1. Have a clearer grasp of the new rules regarding readmissions payments
  2. Understand the financial nuances and impacts of observation
  3. Have a clearer understanding of how observation care payment guidelines will financially hospitalist physicians, other members of the medical staff and patients
  4. Understand how observation care can impose limitations on future treatment options
  5. Consider how analytics and technology can be applied to readmissions management, including a case study involving interactive voice response and other post-hospital discharge telemonitoring solutions introduced as an adjunct to existing case management to reduce readmissions
 
Who Should Attend
Interested attendees would include:
  • C-Suite Executives
  • Finance Executives and Staff
  • Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Executives and Staff
  • Business Development Executives and Staff
  • Managed Care Hospital Executives and Staff
  • Marketing and Business Intelligence Executives and Staff
  • Public Relations and Communications Executives and Staff
  • Members of affiliated hospital philanthropies
  • Patient and Consumer Advocate Executive and Staff
  • Members of the Healthcare and Local Media
  • Other Interested Parties

Attendees would represent organizations including:

  • Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Medical Groups
  • Health Plans
  • Patient and Consumer Advocacy Groups
  • Government Agencies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Media
  • Other Interested Parties
 
Registration
Reducing Readmissions: Collateral Effects
 
  Individual Registration Fee: $195. Audio Conference CD-ROM: $40 for attendees; $285 for non-attendees after the event.

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