The Value of Physical Therapy in Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

Nearly 1 in 5 Medicare patients discharged from a hospital is readmitted within 30 days, often for avoidable reasons. Viewed as a measure of your facility's quality of care (or worse, its failure), the ripple effects are staggering. Explore the costs and regulatory challenges associated with avoidable hospital readmissions, and discover why physical therapists are positioned to be the right provider at the right time to minimize their occurrence while improving patient-centered care and adding value to your facility. You will learn how to recognize the value physical therapists bring to the discharge planning process and postacute follow up, and apply best practices and proven strategies to circumvent them; identify the 3 key conditions the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will track for all readmitted Medicare patients beginning October 2012; and minimize unplanned hospital readmissions and improve patient-centered care.

Course Code:

LMS-355

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2016-17

cert_Insert Up To

No

cert_No IACET

No

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1609016TX

Course level

Basic

Delivery method

Audio

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#Lessons:
1Pre-Reading One
2Pre-Reading Two
3Lesson One
4Assessment
Overview
Type:E-Learning Course
Credits:0.2
Tags:bemis-dougherty, Health Policy and Administration, Home Health, delaune, Geriatrics
Enrollment
Price:$120.00
Available discounts:
  • Non Member
    $120.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Member
    $75.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
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