Approximately 20% of Medicare beneficiaries experience a rehospitalization within 30 days of discharge, resulting in significant patient stress and cost to our health care system. In this session, Ms. Kramer will discuss readmission trends in Florida and the United States, and examine the most frequently identified causes of readmissions. The financial impact will be discussed as well as successful strategies to improve care transitions from hospitals to home care. Course instructor - Beth Kramer
PT credits awarded for course completions are approved for 1 year and expire at the end of the calendar year unless otherwise stated.
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The objectives for this course are:
- Discuss the frequency of readmissions in Florida and the US, and the estimated cost of health care (10 min)
- Discuss the most frequently identified causes for readmission in the older patient. (10 min)
- Identify 3 successful strategies used to improve transitions of care to prevent readmissions. (15 min)
- Discuss how higher readmission rates can impact reimbursement.(15 min)
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate HCAF Course Certificate
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