McKnights.com writes reducing hospital admissions among long-stay nursing home residents is high on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) agenda in 2017. At the commission’s public meeting on September 8th, MedPAC said it is exploring several initiatives and strategies to reduce hospitalizations of nursing home residents since care coordination is “frequently lacking” for those beneficiaries. Those initiatives include strategies such as medication reviews and telemedicine, as well as federal programs like the Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents. MedPAC plans to present its findings on rehospitalizations next month, and include a chapter on it in its June 2017 report to Congress.
Reducing Hospital Admissions,Tackling Outome Measures High on MedPAC's 2017 Agenda
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