Recorded: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Did you know that a new federal law that takes place in October 2012 that will reduce payments to hospitals that have a higher than average readmission rate for AMI, heart failure and pneumonia patients?
One in five hospital discharges is complicated by an adverse event within 30 days and this often leads to visits to the emergency departments and readmissions. Research suggests that 76% of hospital readmissions are thought to be preventable. Not only do readmissions occur frequently but they are costly. MedPac estimated that hospital readmissions cost Medicare about $15 billion dollars.
Tune for this engaging 90-minute webinar by nurse attorney Sue Dill Calloway who will discuss the impact of this new federal law and discuss the issue of how to prevent hospital readmissions.
Level: All levels
Sue Dill Calloway, R.N., M.S.N, J.D. is a nurse attorney and President of Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education. She is also the Chief Learning Officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation. Sue has been a medical and legal consultant for over 30 years. She has done many educational programs for nurses, physicians, and other health care providers on topics such as nursing law, ethics and nursing, malpractice prevention, HIPAA medical record confidentiality, EMTALA anti-dumping law, Joint Commission and CMS issues, documentation, medication errors, medical errors, pain management, federal laws for nursing, sentinel events, MRI Safety, legal issues in surgery, patient safety, and other similar topics. Ms. Calloway received her AD in nursing from Central Ohio Technical College, her BA, BSN, MSN (summa cum laude) and JD (with honors) degrees are from Capital University in Columbus. She is a member of many professional organizations and has a certificate in insurance from the American Insurance Institute.
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