2023 Reducing Hospital Readmissions Congress
June
12

2023 Reducing Hospital Readmissions Congress

 June 12 to June 13, 2023 

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States


As Medicare and other healthcare payers experiment with alternative payment models, the pressure is building on hospitals and healthcare systems, as well as post-acute care and outpatient providers, to deliver care in a more efficient way while improving patient outcomes. Among the most important issues in alternative payment models are hospital readmissions readmissions are expensive, a metric of poor-quality care, and often a sign of poor downstream functional outcomes. However, many readmissions are potentially preventable. The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program implemented by CMS reduces payments to acute care facilities with a high 30-day readmission rate. The key to keeping 30-day readmission rates low is preventing potentially avoidable hospitalizations by improving transitions of care and by providing effective primary care interventions. Keeping patients healthy and ensuring timely follow-up is paramount to preventing readmissions. Providers also need to ensure that the correct discharge orders for follow-up care are carried out. Additionally, including the patients and their families in the decision-making will lead to better understanding and hopefully better outcomes.

This conference will bring together healthcare leaders to highlight successful hospital strategies that reduce hospital readmissions, including improved discharge processes; successful reduction strategies for hospital acquired infections; patient safety; the impact of social determinants of health; reducing healthcare-associated infections; health IT solutions, artificial intelligence and digital health; optimizing transitions of care; the role of community partnerships; patient engagement strategies; providing palliative care across the continuum; health equity; payer-provider collaborations and more.

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