FHA Collaborative on Reducing Readmissions in Florida

Webinar #9

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT

FHA Readmission Collaborative Update

For those unable to participate in the live program, you can CLICK HERE TO REPLAY this Webinar.


Bruce Spurlock MD
Convergence Health Consulting

Kim Streit FACHE, MBA, MHS
VP/Healthcare Research and Information
Florida Hospital Association


  1. Latest Readmission Data we will review the latest readmission rate data for our five conditions and talk about success to date with lowering the rates of readmission

  2. Update on the Collaborative Projects several workgroups are underway through the collaborative. The group will get a status report on each.

  3. a. Standardized discharge form
    b. Partnership with FOS on hip surgery readmissions
    c. Hospital-Health Plan Measurement initiative
    d. Operational Efficiencies initiatives

  4. Readmission Methodology Proposed in the IPPS Rule we will review the approach outlined in the FY 2012 IPPS rule on how CMS plans to implement the payment reduction approach for readmissions

  5. Next steps with the Collaborative

Inpatient Rule, May 5, 2011
AMI, CHF, Pneumonia Measures

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