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Tag: HRRP

Reducing Hospital Readmissions: 5 Strategies | Nurse Helping Patient Out of Bed

Reducing Hospital Readmissions: 5 Strategies

One key measure of hospital care quality is the facility’s readmission rates, or the percentage of patients who experience unplanned readmission after a previous stay. Readmissions are expensive—more than $14,000 per readmission in costs to the hospital, on average, according to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. Even though hospitals may end up making a net profit from a patient’s...

Care Guidance, Health Disparities, Health Literacy, HRRP, Nursing, Patient Behavior, Patient Compliance, Patient Engagement, Patient Navigation, Readmissions, Social Determinants

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Health Literacy and Hospital Readmission Rates

Health Literacy and Hospital Readmission Rates

Readmission rates are a concern for many hospitals, as admitting the same patient multiple times is costly, and, if readmission rates for the facility are higher than average, it can lead to penalties under the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). As such, many organizations are continuously looking for ways to reduce readmission rates, including...

AMI, Health Disparities, Health Literacy, HRRP, Readmissions, Social Determinants

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UAB Medicine, Cancer Navigation Program, COPD Care Guidance

UAB Medicine Partners With Guideway Care for COPD Care Guidance

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Apr 24, 2018: Guideway Care today announced a new care guidance partnership with UAB Medicine for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The partnership aims to improve patient health by providing additional, non-clinical support beyond the hospital stay. Patients in the program receive support and instruction from trained lay navigators, or care guides, through...

Alternative Payment Models, Bundled Payments, Care Coordination, Care Guidance, COPD, HRRP, Patient Navigation, Readmissions, UAB Medicine

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