Some hospital administration, quality improvement or nursing staff may find this of interest :
Hospital Guide toReducing Medicaid Readmissions (August 2014)
Reducing readmissions is a national priority for payers, providers, and policymakers seeking to improve health care and lower costs. Readmissions are a significant issue among patients with Medicaid. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) commissioned this guide to identify ways evidence-based strategies to reduce readmissions can be adapted or expanded to better address the transitional care needs of the adult Medicaid population.
About the Principal Investigators
Why Focus on Medicaid Readmissions?
How To Use This Guide
Overview of Guide Content
Roadmap of Tools
Section 1: Know Your Data
Section 2: Inventory Readmission Reduction Efforts Section 3: Develop a Portfolio of Strategies Section 4: Improve Hospital-Based Transitional Care Processes for Medicaid Patients Section 5: Collaborate With Cross-Setting Partners Section 6: Provide Enhanced Services for High-Risk Patients References
Introduction to the Tools
Tool 1: Data Analysis Tool
Tool 2: Readmission Review Tool
Tool 3: Data Analysis Synthesis Tool
Tool 4: Hospital Inventory Tool
Tool 5: Cross-Continuum Team Inventory Tool Tool 6: Conditions of Participation Checklist Tool Tool 7: Portfolio Design Tool Tool 8: Readmission Reduction Impact and Financial Analysis Tool Tool 9: Readmission Risk Tool Tool 10: Whole-Person Assessment Tool Tool 11: Discharge Information Checklist Tool 12: Cross-Continuum Team How To Tool Tool 13: Community Resource Guide Tool
Prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality under Contract No. HHSA290201000034I.