Reducing Readmissions2018-08-29T14:56:18+00:00

Readmission Risk Reduction

Driving down readmission risk through educated patients.

Since the introduction of the Readmissions Reduction Program, Chief Nursing and Financial Officers, Quality and Risk Managers, and Department Heads of hospitals and health systems have been focused on improving their outcomes for 30-day risk-standardized mortality and readmission measures.

The direct costs of readmission, which can range between $7,100-$16,500 per patient,1 CMS penalties, reduced patient satisfaction and poorer hospital rating linked to preventable readmissions can cause a heavy burden.

The CMS Readmission Reduction program focuses on:

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI)
  • Heart Failure (HF)
  • Pneumonia (PN), including stays with a primary diagnosis of sepsis with secondary diagnosis of pneumonia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Elective Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA)
  • Elective Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

The Wellness Network’s Readmission Risk Reduction solution offers education delivered at the right time and on the right platform to help patients manage their condition before admission, during hospitalization and through their transition back home. Consider our Readmission Risk Reduction solution to active and engage patients to help drive down 30-day readmission rates and avoid costly CMS penalties.

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An on-demand patient education and support video library for readmission risk reduction.

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Recommended Patient Education Videos & Resources

Our patient education videos help patients understand how they can be active participants in reaching their recovery goals. Each video provides patients with actionable and evidence-based advice and strategies to stay healthy and stay out of the hospital. We recommend the following HealthClips libraries:

  • Cardiology Library: Managing heart failure, beta blockers, primary and secondary prevention, heart attack, heart surgery (including specifics about CABG) preparation, in-hospital expectations, recovery, and cardiac rehabilitation
  • Pulmonology Library: Managing COPD and understanding, preventing and treating pneumonia
  • Orthopedics Library: Hip and knee replacement preparation, in-hospital expectations and recovery
  • Quality of Care Library: Patient safety, infection control, medications management, and hospital discharge
  • Wellness Library: Smoking cessation, nutrition and fitness