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      • 5 Strategies for Providing Effective Patient Education

        Published Aug 22 2017, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • patient education
        • technology
        • hospital readmissions
        • communication
        • patient teaching

        Learn proven tips and strategies to enhance patient teaching at your facility.  

      • 4 Tips for Adopting Predictive Analytics in Nursing

        Published Oct 20 2016, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • data mining
        • hospital readmissions
        • big data
        • EHR
        • predictive analytics

        Hospitals can use "big data" to predict future healthcare trends.

      • 8 Best Practices for Discharge Planning

        Published Jan 06 2016, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • hospital readmissions
        • Care transitions
        • patient transitions
        • discharge planning
        • patient educations

        What do patients want, what do they need, and what works best?

      • Reducing Readmissions: Solutions Beyond Penalties

        Published Nov 11 2015, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • ACA
        • Care transitions
        • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
        • Affordable Care Act
        • long-term care
        • hospital readmissions
        • post-acute care
        • CMS
        • LTC

        Financial incentives alone can’t fix this long-term problem

      • 10 Patient Teaching Strategies for Nurses

        Published Mar 04 2015, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • discharge instructions
        • hospital readmissions
        • patient teaching
        • nursing

        Today’s healthcare environment puts nurses in the increasingly important role of teaching their patients prior to discharge. Their effectiveness as teachers can significantly impact the facility’s readmission rates, patient satisfaction rates and federal financial penalty amounts.

      • Affordable Care Act Healthcare Reform Keeps Rolling

        Published Nov 17 2014, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • ACA
        • hospital readmissions
        • healthcare reform adoption
        • quality
        • Affordable Care Act

        Learn about two Affordable Care Act measures that involve nurses in primary care. 

      • 9 Ways Hospitals are Reducing Readmission Rates

        Published Oct 06 2014, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Center for Medicare Services
        • ACA
        • federal reimbursement
        • Affordable Care Act
        • discharge instructions
        • hospital readmissions
        • CMS

        The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which aims to optimize health care system performance and reduce costs, set forth new incentives and penalties for health care facilities. One of those penalties, fines for excess hospital readmissions of Medicare patients, is proving expensive for facilities that do not take swift action to get more involved in patients’ follow-up care after they are discharged from the hospital. Federal estimates put the total cost to hospitals this year at $227 million. Here are some top factors to consider when developing a strategy to reduce hospital readmission rates.

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