Preventing Readmissions through Preventative Care

Green Clock Hours: 0.50

Ambulatory care providers are the first line for preventative care in the healthcare industry. However, as the healthcare industry shifts away from a “fee for service” model, and towards a “pay for performance” model, outcomes have become the new currency. As such, a change in behavior and health practices is needed to reduce readmissions. Common reasons for readmissions can be alleviated via several common practices and prevention measures. These measures address reminders for yearly preventative care, exercise recommendations for older adults, aspirin use for comorbidities, and vaccines for prevention of communicable infections (US Department of Health and Human Services, 2015). In this course, you will explore several ways that you as a healthcare provider can contribute to the reduction of readmissions.

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Ambulatory care providers are the first line for preventative care in the healthcare industry. However, as the healthcare industry shifts away from a “fee for service” model, and towards a “pay for performance” model, outcomes have become the new currency. As such, a change in behavior and health practices is needed to reduce readmissions. Common reasons for readmissions can be alleviated via several common practices and prevention measures. These measures address reminders for yearly preventative care, exercise recommendations for older adults, aspirin use for comorbidities, and vaccines for prevention of communicable infections (US Department of Health and Human Services, 2015). In this course, you will explore several ways that you as a healthcare provider can contribute to the reduction of readmissions.

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