If you are attending the 2017 Illinois Homecare and Hospice Council Annual Conference and Exposition, be sure to catch Chris Attaya's presentation: "A Deep Dive into the Data Behind Hospital Readmissions", on Thursday, March 9th.
Home Health offers hospitals one of the best strategies to reduce 30-day readmissions, but are we living up to the challenge? With the negative reimbursement impacts to hospitals and a likely Home Health Agency (HHA) pay-for-performance measure, agencies need to continually look at their data to understand the relationships of patient characteristics and the utilization of services provided to improve their scores. Using data from the SHP database, Chris will analyze the different characteristics and agency profiles behind hospital readmissions. The data provided during this session will help agencies focus and refine efforts that lead to better performance.
Objectives of the session:
- Review how Home Health Agencies should use the CMS hospital readmission penalty criteria to position their value proposition
- Identify the characteristics of patients that are readmitted to the hospital: diagnoses, visit utilization, disciplines, telemonitoring, SOC timeframe, etc.
- Analyze readmission rates between nonprofit, for profit, and hospital-based agencies.
- List three definite red flags that put patients at high risk of readmitting within 30 days of discharge from the hospital.
We hope to see you there!