Clinical CareHave Readmissions Penalties Jumped the Shark?
New research suggests that CMS may no longer be able to squeeze any significant savings from its Hospital Readmissions Reduction...
Clinical CareClinician Visits at SNFs Linked to Readmission and Mortality Rates
New research indicates incentives for clinician assessments of hospital-discharged skilled nursing facility patients should be strengthened.
Clinical CareIn-Hospital Delirium Predictive of Readmission, Discharge to Postacute Facilities, ER Visits
New research shows that in-hospital delirium patients are vulnerable during the early posthospitalization period.
Clinical CareHealth Systems and Hospitals in Pursuit of High Reliability
Cleveland Clinic is achieving multiple benefits at the health system by creating a high-reliability culture.
Clinical CareOlder Adults With Joint Replacements Recover At Home, Not Rehab
Home-based recovery appears to be best if the procedure is elective, friends and family are available to help and someone...
Clinical CarePostacute Care Location Matters for Readmissions
After adjusting for proximity to a home healthcare agency versus an SNF, the difference was a 5.6-percentage point greater rate...
Clinical CareReadmissions Higher With Home Care Compared to SNF Care
The treatment intensity and 24-hour monitoring at skilled nursing facilities could drive lower readmission rates compared to home care.
InnovationPilot Tests Home-Based Urgent Care for Seniors
A model being tested in Arizona aims to reduce ED visits and readmissions while lowering the cost of care.
Clinical CareHow a Pennsylvania Health System Slashed Readmissions 25%
The University of Pennsylvania Health System reduced hospital readmissions in one year by joining forces with a payer and using...
Clinical CareShorter Hospital Stays Don't Increase Pediatric Readmissions
In adults, shortened length of stay has been linked to higher readmission rates for some conditions.
Clinical CareHospital Readmissions Reduction Program's Impact Downgraded
The reduction in readmission rates is about half as large as previously reported, researchers say.
Clinical CareFinancial Penalties in Hospital Readmissions Linked to Higher Mortality
Nearly $2 billion in penalties have been imposed on hospitals since the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program began in 2012, but...