Discharge to Community, Hospital Readmissions, and Emergency Room Visits: Analyzing 5-Star Quality Measures and Applying QAPI Principles to Improve Quality Measure Performance & Ensure Compliance with RoP Discharge Planning Requirements

Discharge to Community, Hospital Readmissions, and Emergency Room Visits: Analyzing 5-Star Quality Measures and Applying QAPI Principles to Improve Quality Measure Performance & Ensure Compliance with RoP Discharge Planning Requirements

Live Webinar

Start Time
11/07/2017 1:00 pm
End Time
11/07/2017 2:30 pm

Event Detail

Discharge to Community, Hospital Readmissions, and Emergency Room Visits: Analyzing 5-Star Quality Measures and Applying QAPI Principles to Improve Quality Measure Performance & Ensure Compliance with RoP Discharge Planning Requirements 

November 7, 2017 Live Webinar - 1:00 - 2:30PM

Course Description:

This session will review discharge to community, hospital readmissions, and emergency room visit quality measures that impact the Quality Measure component of the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating system. During the session, we will review how these measures are calculated and how they impact your overall Five-Star Quality Rating. The session will focus on best practices for decreasing unplanned discharges, emergency room visits, and return to hospital visits in short-term stay residents and improve your quality measures using a QAPI framework with emphasis on reduction of common MDS coding errors and implementation of a facility specific Five Star road map action plan.  Sample tools will be shared for driving and sustaining Five Star Quality.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how the discharge to community, hospital readmissions, and emergency room visits quality measures are calculated and impact the Five-Star Quality Rating score
  2. Understand the Requirements of Participation related to Discharge Planning
  3. Describe best practices for improving discharge to community, hospital readmissions, and emergency room visits quality measures impacting Five-Star Quality Rating score
  4. Describe a process for establishing priority QAPI goals and actions to improve discharge to community, hospital readmissions, and emergency room visits quality measures

Review of the discharge to community, hospital readmissions, and emergency room visits quality measures and impact on 5-Star Rating

  • Percent of successful discharges to community, re-hospitalizations, and ER visits
  • How to calculate discharge to community, hospital readmissions, and emergency room visits quality measure scores in the 5-Star Rating system

Review of the Discharge Planning Requirements of Participation     

Best practices related to preventing unplanned discharges and return to hospital rates

Developing a QAPI plan based on discharge to community, hospital readmissions, and emergency room visits data analysis

  • PIP Team
  • Establishing goals for implementation
  • Identification of tools for evaluating and monitoring compliance
  • Plan for monitoring compliance
  • Implementation of changes that will result in 5-Star improvement

 Closing Comments/ Q&A

Target Audience:   Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Managers, Nursing Home Administrators, Nursing staff and leaders, Quality Assurance Director, Social Services, Rehabilitation services

 Contact Hours: 1.25

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Registration is good for one CEU certificate.  If there are others viewing this program with you that need CEU certificates there will be a $15.00 charge per additional person/CEU certificate.  You can add these individuals at time of registration.

Please contact Patty DeGrasse at 410-290-5132 or pstehle@hfam.org with any questions.

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