Reducing Readmissions and Lengths of Stay

We offered this webinar on June 9, 2016, May 11, 2017, November 29, 2017 and June 14, 2018.

What are best practices for the terminally ill? What do patients, families and payers want? What is the role of hospice in this issue? This webinar analyzes the data from the perspective of the patient, the healthcare provider and the changing healthcare environment. Case-based examples illustrate how hospice can help.

Key points of this webinar:

  • Discuss the intent of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program
  • Identify three components of Readmission Measures
  • Verbalize an understanding of preventable hospital readmissions
  • Appreciate the role of hospice in reducing readmissions

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Nurses and Case Managers

This activity is approved for one continuing education credit hour for nurses (RN, LPN, LVN; in California Registered Nurses only), Social Workers and Certified Case Managers. Licensed Nursing Home Administrators in the states of Florida and Illinois may also receive one hour of continuing education credit. Attendance for the entire online webinar, as well as completion of a brief online evaluation, is required. Certifications are made available after completion.