Preventing Avoidable Rehospitalization in Long Term Care

 

The revolving door of admission and readmission is a significant clinical and financial issue in the healthcare industry. In fact, it has now become a focus for Medicare, other payers, and quality care organizations as unnecessary hospital readmissions have a negative impact on quality of life and are costly for Medicare and other payers. However, the problem of rehospitalizations does not solely rest in the hands of hospitals, but also in the hands of nursing facilities. In this course, you will learn about common factors contributing to the rehospitalization problem and ways to decrease rehospitalizations in your facility.

$15.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-PARLTC-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
Hours type - NHA: Resident Care Hours

Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators

1.0 HOURS


Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
Provider # 50-290
NHA/RCAL
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board

1.0 HOURS


Course approved by the Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board.
Provider # 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Tennessee Department of Health

1.0 HOURS


Learning activity approved by the Tennessee Department of Health, Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation as continuing education for Residential Homes for the Aged and Assisted Care Living Facility administrators. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Missouri Health Care Association

1.0 HOURS


This on-line activity has been approved for 1.00 Patient Care Hour(s) toward the Missouri continuing education requirement for nursing home administrators. Relias LLC offers courses approved by the Missouri Health Care Association, an approved training agency, TA-002-919, by the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-PARLTC-V2
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Explain why readmission is an issue within the healthcare industry.
Discuss 3 factors that contribute to the rehospitalization problem.
Describe 3 strategies you can use to reduce rehospitalization.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Rehospitalization Problem

The Cost to Medicare

What Is a Readmission?

The SNF Measure

Who Is Being Readmitted?

Transitions of Care

Communication Problems

Issues with the Practitioner

Reimbursement Issues

Weekend Admissions

Review

Summary

Section 3: Making It Work

Organizational Systems

Reacting to Change

Preventing System Decay

Support, Organize, and Plan

Manage with Data

Review

Summary

Section 4: Strategies to Prevent Rehospitalization

Putting the Puzzle Together

Identify High-Risk Residents

Care Coordination

Medication Reconciliation

Ongoing Management

Clinical Pathways

Advance Care Planning

Palliative and Hospice Care

Getting the Practitioner Involved

Improving Communication

Education

Documentation

Clinical Systems

Preventing Survey Issues

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Expert Reviewer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP, WCC
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP, WCC started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Director of Nursing Services – Certified, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Wound Care Certified. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the manager of curriculum design for post-acute care for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules for the post-acute care industry. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI). Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP, WCC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Adam Roesner, BSN
Adam Roesner, BSN has been working with various quality measures optimization since 2013. His experience in program management in both clinical and performance measures allows a unique perspective on the challenge faced by healthcare systems today. Adam has presented trainings on HCAHPS programs for sales forces and executive leadership alike, and has managed various skin health and HCAHPS educational programs and bundles for acute, post-acute, and IDN facilities. Disclosure: Adam Roesner, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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