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HAP Memo 15-20
HEN 2.0 Hospital Commitment Requested (Sep 2015)
Patient care transitions
involve moving patients between health care providers as their condition and
care needs change. Improving these transitions may result
in the reduction of patient’s need to be readmitted to
When a patient discharged from a hospital is readmitted within 30 days, it is known as a hospital readmission. Many times hospital readmissions can be avoided.
Readmissions may occur as the result of:
HAP, through the work of its Hospital Improvement
Innovation Network (HIIN), is working to improve patient care transitions by:
For additional information about participating in the Patient Care Transitions/Readmission initiative or if you have a best practice to share about this initiative, please contact Sandra Abnett, project manager.
September 27, 2017
The U.S. Senate unanimously approved bipartisan legislation that will improve health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries living with chronic conditions and also will lower costs.
May 19, 2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has created a new website to assist hospitals in completing the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) for patients being discharged to a Medicaid-certified nursing facility. The PASRR process is a federal requirement to assess the patient’s needs to ensure the most appropriate setting.
April 06, 2017
In an effort to support local communities in addressing the health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will provide support to 32 organizations—including Pennsylvania’s Reading Hospital—working to bridge the gap between clinical and community services.
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