In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare, Global Transitional Care CEO Rani Khetarpal discusses how the transitional care services provider can help prevent readmissions and improve patient care.
From the minute a patient is admitted to the hospital and for months after he or she leaves, providers are committed to ensuring a return visit doesn't happen--and health IT is aiding in that effort. In this special report, find out how provider organizations view technology's role in preventing readmissions, what programs they have under way to battle the problem and the challenges they face. Special Report
Rural hospitals appear to be struggling with providing follow-up care to patients after discharge, amplifying the risk of their readmission with 30 days
People with a psychological condition such as depression, anxiety, psychosis or alcohol/drug abuse have higher rates of early hospital readmission for complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a study from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston published in the journal CHEST.
Patients 65 and older who have ambulatory surgery are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days than younger patients, regardless of their health before surgery, reports a new, large national Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
As hospitals acquire more and more physician practices, it can mean increased costs, due in part to pending payment adjustments to the Physician Quality Reporting System. To avoid penalties, hospital leaders must move beyond a hospital-centric perspective, according to Healthcare Finance News.
Harm reduction centers that distribute needles and condoms in at-risk communities can help hospitals deliver person-centered care to vulnerable patient populations and ultimately reduce readmissions, according to a new report.
Most hospitals will face some sort of Medicare penalty for excessive 30-day readmissions, losing a combined $420 million in the fourth year of the federal readmission reduction program, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis.
Seniors over-estimate their ability to perform tasks, such as getting in and out of bed, after discharge from the emergency department, putting them at greater risks for falls, complications and readmissions.
The first Medicare-approved, third party transitional care provider began taking patients this month. But experts say it won't be long before other healthcare providers focus exclusively on this type of service.