Search results for "Transitions of Care"

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Making transfers run smoothly

Large hospitals often have established protocols and dedicated staff assigned to handle requests and triage patients to the correct specialty and level of care. ... At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Herzke analyzes outcomes of transfers, such as whether patients
February 2020

November ACP Hospitalist online and in the mail

This issue reveals the latest group of ACP Hospitalist's Top Hospitalists and delves into oxygen supplementation, malnutrition, and transitions of care. ... This issue is also all about the numbers, with a Coding Corner about the latest definition of
November 2018

A code for improving transitions of care

Payment codes for transitional care management require that the practice receiving the patient contact him or her within two days of discharge and have an in-person visit within seven days ... Mortality rates were also significantly decreased, so what
November 2018

CMS-funded intervention reduces Medicare readmissions by nearly 10%, study finds

The intervention entailed transitional care consultants, who were social workers, following up with high-risk patients after discharge, providing medication management, support services, and clarification of discharge instructions. ... Haven Hospital's 2
April 2016

Internal medicine unites to improve transitions of care

Experts from all areas of health care met in Philadelphia in July to discuss ways to improve transitions of care. ... Agenda items included review of current evidence on transitions between inpatient and outpatient care and the best methods of
October 2007

Infectious diseases

They also called on physicians and hospitals to work to improve transitions of care and avoid barriers and delays for these patients. ... Early discussion with patients, caregivers and case management about the costs of care should be considered,” they
November 2019

In the News

Six professional medical societies, including ACP, have developed a set of consensus standards for improving transitions of care. ... At every point of transitions the patient and/or their family/caregivers need to know who is responsible for their care
July 2009

Care coordination bundle reduced total cost of care for Medicare and Medicaid patients

At one urban academic health system, an acute care intervention bundle to improve transition planning after discharge was associated with large reductions in total cost of care, especially among Medicaid patients, ... For Medicare patients, the
November 2018

To home or SNF?

The idea is to overcome common barriers to successful transitions, including lack of preparation for handoffs and poor communication about the plan and goals of care. ... Knowing more about the type and level of care provided at SNFs helps clinicians
September 2019

Low health literacy linked to longer LOS, more transitional care needs

Inadequate health literacy is associated with longer length of stay (LOS) and greater transitional care needs, according to two studies published online on Sept. ... 4.36; P<0.001). The needs were most commonly identified in the domains of high-risk
September 2017

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