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Zero readmissions can hinder SNFs in new VBP program

According to the latest “Proposed Rounding Clarification for SNF VBP Scoring”, an analysis of the historical Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure data found that a small number of facilities had zero readmissions during the applicable performance period. While the exemplary outcome should be viewed as a remarkable achievement, attaining this benchmark during the…
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Centralize Discharge Calls Continue to Produce Results

In October we reported that Orange Regional Medical Center awarded Nexus Health Resources two quality awards for assisting in reducing hospital readmission by more than 50%. Our partnership has remained strong and growing and we continue to refine our methodology and approach through the use of transitional care software platform, NexusConnexions. The combined effort between…
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Study Validates Significant Impact of Post Discharge Phone Calls on Readmissions

A recently released study in the current issue of Journal for Health Care Quality validates the impact that post discharge follow up phone calls from a centralized call center can have on hospital readmissions. The joint study between Ohio University, Texas A&M and the National Science Foundation analyzed hospital visits from 74,754 patient admissions. These…
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