Risky Business: Transitions of Care and Avoidable Hospital Admissions and Readmissions
This webinar presentation will address risk management for transitions of care in the nursing and long-term care facility setting. The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program created under the ACA will be discussed, as will tools to mitigate avoidable hospital admissions including: early identification and assessment of changes in resident condition; managing conditions in the facility setting when it is feasible and safe; and improving advance care and palliative care planning as an alternative to hospitalization. The importance of provider communication, patient education, discharge planning/care plans to minimize risk and avoid litigation will be emphasized.
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