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  • penalties
  • Readmission Penalties Starting this month, the ACA's current penalty of one percent doubles for hospitals whose number of readmitted patients, within 30 days, goes above the national average specifically for those conditions. (medindia.net)
  • surgical
  • 1.75 Million patients' expected to present to Surgicenters and hospitals for surgical care. (revidamhealthcaretechnologies.com)
  • The cost of care for children with congenital heart disease undergoing surgical repair varied as much as nine times across a large group of U.S. children's hospitals, says lead author Sara K. Pasquali, M.D., M.H.S., associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Congenital Heart Center. (medicalxpress.com)
  • care
  • Molly Smith '16 worked with Economics Professor Jennifer Mellor to study the effects of a recent program administered under the Affordable Care Act, the Hospital Readmissions Reductions Program. (wm.edu)
  • The finding, they said, is likely the result of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), which was implemented under the Affordable Care Act in 2012. (wm.edu)
  • The cost of hospital readmissions: Evidence from the VA. Health Care Management Science, 19 (3), 241-248. (springer.com)
  • As the nation's health care system prepares for uninsured Americans to gain health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a question hangs over crowded hospital emergency departments: Will the newly insured make fewer ER visits than they do today? (uofmhealth.org)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan , Blue Care Network, and UMHS have launched the Michigan Value Collaborative, an initiative aimed at helping hospitals across the state understand their practice patterns compared with their peers, better manage costs and improve outcomes for patients. (uofmhealth.org)
  • As such, CMS asks hospitals' and physician groups to report measures to demonstrate quality care or else face reduced reimbursement. (revidamhealthcaretechnologies.com)
  • Over five months in 2014, inpatients receiving antibiotics under the care of pulmonary medicine, infectious diseases and gastroenterology specialties across three university hospitals in Western Norway were included in this observational cohort study. (springer.com)
  • Hospital readmissions are emblematic of the numerous challenges facing the US health care system. (journalofhospitalmedicine.com)
  • 68 Among several factors, readmissions are believed to be influenced by the quality of both inpatient and outpatient care, and by care‐coordination activities occurring in the transition from inpatient to outpatient status. (journalofhospitalmedicine.com)
  • Impact of early primary care follow up after discharge on hospital Readmissions. (irdes.fr)
  • Does an Early Primary Care Follow-up after Discharge Reduce Readmissions for Heart Failure Patients? (irdes.fr)
  • Hospital A and B are tertiary care hospitals with 1100 and 600 beds, respectively. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Hospital C is a secondary care hospital with 160 beds. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Higher-spending hospitals had higher nursing staff ratios, and their patients received more inpatient medical specialist visits, interventional (AMI cohort) and medical (AMI and CHF cohorts) cardiac therapies, preoperative specialty care (colon cancer cohort), and postdischarge collaborative care with a cardiologist and primary care physician (AMI and CHF cohorts). (nih.gov)
  • Costs of care differ significantly across hospitals for children born with heart defects, according to new research led by a University of Michigan researcher. (medicalxpress.com)
  • For example a recent study conducted by the Michigan Congenital Heart Center showed that standardizing care for children who develop a chylothorax (fluid accumulation) after surgery led to earlier diagnosis, significantly reduced time on the ventilator, and decreased length of hospital stay. (medicalxpress.com)
  • We hope that this research is a catalyst to engage hospitals in working together to both improve quality and lower costs of care for these patients. (medicalxpress.com)
  • The PS method is able to put patients into matched pairs, which became the unit of analysis in computing the odds ratios (OR) of hospital readmission for patients having received PAC at 5 different settings-home, home health agency (HHA), skilled nursing facility (SNF), inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF), and long term care hospital (LTCH). (omicsonline.org)
  • Results: We obtained mixed results regarding the odds ratios of hospital readmission for PAC settings in comparison with home care. (omicsonline.org)
  • While PAC patients at IRF and LTCH had a lower OR of hospital readmission than home care (0.77 and 0.76, respectively), PAC patients at HHA and SNF had a higher OR of hospital readmission (1.26 and 1.25, respectively). (omicsonline.org)
  • older adults
  • 2013). 'Hospital readmission among older adults who return home with unmet need for ADL disability. (purdue.edu)
  • The Hospital Elder Life Program, or HELP, is an evidence-based treatment plan developed in the 1990s to prevent hospitalized older adults from developing delirium (the medical term for sudden confusion). (medicalxpress.com)
  • The researchers said that on a national scale, HELP could potentially reduce hospital readmissions for older adults by 40,000 cases each year, potentially saving nearly $500 million dollars annually. (medicalxpress.com)
  • reduce
  • Editor's note: This is the first of two articles from SHM's Health Information Technology committee offering practical recommendations for improving electronic health records (EHRs) to reduce readmissions, along with practice-based vignettes to support the recommendations. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • As a hospitalist and chairperson of SHM's IT Quality Subcommittee, I helped lead an effort to examine how technology and EHRs could be used to reduce readmissions. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • The goal of this effort was to create reproducible models of how EHR and technology in general could be leveraged to reduce readmissions. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • study
  • Their study , which was published online in the journal Health Economics in July and will be in print soon, is the first to examine the effects of the HRRP in Virginia, and the first nationwide study to find robust data indicative of the program's effectiveness. (wm.edu)
  • Further, the study shows the hospital can get the expertise it needs through a collaborative relationship with a community hospice. (eurekalert.org)
  • Before we conducted this study study, there was limited information on the costs associated with caring for these children, even though this is one of the most common and expensive conditions treated across children's hospitals," says Pasquali about the research published today in the journal Pediatrics . (medicalxpress.com)
  • The aim of the AVRre study is to determine the efficacy and cost of a 24/7 phone-support intervention in reducing post-discharge readmissions after sAVR. (beds.ac.uk)
  • One in five patients in a study after major surgery was readmitted to a non-index hospital. (beds.ac.uk)
  • implementation
  • He was helpful because he gave me insight into how the policy implementation would be impactful for him and his hospital versus a hospital in a different area that sees a different population of patients," Smith said. (wm.edu)
  • We observe that implementation of cardiology information systems is associated with a reduction in the propensity and frequency of future readmissions, while administrative IT is correlated with a lower frequency of future readmissions. (docplayer.net)