Only about half of hospital leaders and physician practice leaders think they are very or extremely effective when it comes to managing the chronic care needs of patients, and less than half think the same of their efforts to prevent hospital readmissions, according to a recent survey.
Are you double-checking that your patients being discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNF) meet the three-day inpatient stay requirement? You might want to take a closer look if you aren’t, in light of a February report from the Office of Inspector General that found CMS paid out potentially millions of dollars for beneficiary stays that didn’t qualify under the rule.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently released a new app that case managers might want to recommend to their patients to use at those follow-up visits. It can help patients remember to ask important questions about their condition and their care.