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_NV credit value

0.2

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_OH approval code

15S2009

cert_OH hours

2

cert_OK category

B

cert_OK hours

2

cert_PA DA hours

0

cert_PA Ethics hours

0

cert_PA Gen hours

0

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1609016TX

Completion Instructions

To successfully complete this course, you must open and review all lessons and resources in the course. Once you have progressed through the course lessons and resources, you must take an assessment of learning. You are required to complete the assessment with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit. You may retake the assessment as many times as you like.

Course level

Basic

Date published

10/01/2011

Delivery method

Audio

Instructor(s)

Anita Bemis-Dougherty, PT, DPT, MAS; Mary Fran Delaune, MPT, MPH

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this audio conference, you will be able to: 1.Describe an overview of the changing regulatory environment in relation to acute hospital readmissions. 2.Identify the factors contributing to avoidable acute hospital readmissions. 3.Discuss the impact that reducing avoidable acute hospital readmissions has on quality, health care costs, and patient-centered care. 4.Describe strategies for implementing best practices to reduce avoidable acute hospital readmissions. 5.Discuss the importance of the role of physical therapists in communication, coordinated discharge planning, follow up care, and advocacy in reducing acute hospital readmissions.

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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
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