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Beginning in October 2012, in accordance with the Affordable Care Act, Medicare will impose financial penalties on hospitals that have excessive rates of readmissions. A similar penalty against long term care (LTC) organizations has been proposed by the Administration. As a result, the issue of rehospitalization has become a major policy and clinical issue for both acute and LTC providers. This webinar presented the results of a report commissioned by The Catholic Health Association, Hospital Readmissions: Challenges and Opportunities for Catholic Senior Service Providers , to examine the most common causes of avoidable readmissions from LTC facilities to hospitals and ways LTC facilities can reduce these types of readmissions. The report also features several examples of organizations that have employed various strategies to successfully reduce avoidable readmissions. The report’s author, Howard Gleckman, will present the findings and Scott La Rue, President and CEO of ArchCare and Eva Eng, Senior Vice President for Program Standards and Development, ArchCare, discuss how they have addressed this issue in their organizations.
Howard Gleckman, Resident Fellow, Urban Institute; Scott La Rue, President and Chief Executive Officer, ArchCare; and Eva Eng, Senior Vice President for Program Standards and Development, ArchCare.
This is a recording of the webinar held on November 19, 2012