April 21, 2015 Webinar: Using Home Visits to Reduce Readmissions and Empower High-Risk Patients

A five-pillar Ohio home visit program that has nearly halved readmissions in high-risk Medicare patients is the focus of an April 21, 2015 webinar sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Sea Girt, NJ, March 24, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The Council on Aging (COA) of Southwestern Ohio's highly successful home visit program for Medicare beneficiaries at high risk of rehospitalization has reduced readmissions from a baseline rate of 22 percent to between 9 and 12 percent since its inception in March 2012.

During "Home Visits: Five Pillars to Reduce Readmissions and Empower High-Risk Patients," an April 21, 2015 webinar, the COA's transitional care business manager will share key elements of this home visits program, a demonstration project in CMS' Community-based Care Transitions Program. Learning points will include visit scheduling, home assessment, touch points post-visit and program evolution.

The 45-minute webcast is sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Learn more about home visits to reduce Medicare readmissions at http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=5029

News Facts:

Scheduled Speaker: Danielle Amrine, transitional care business manager at the Council on Aging Southwestern Ohio.

Conference Focus: The strategic importance of hospital-based health coaches scheduling a home visit at discharge; how hospital-based coaches stratify patients for home visit eligibility and the top five disease targets; the fifth pillar COA added to Eric Coleman's Care Transitions Intervention® and its value to the patient-empowered home visit process; goals for 30 days post-discharge (visit expectations, coach assessment goals, and what happens post-visit); COA approaches for patients transitioning to a nursing home or post-acute facility after hospital discharge; documentation and case load challenges and COA's progress toward a disease-specific home visit; and program impact on readmission rates and medication reconciliation.

Ample time for Q&A will be provided.

Webinar Formats: 45-minute live webinar on April 21, 2015 at 1:30 pm Eastern, including Q&A; "On-Demand" replay available April 23, 2015; 45-minute training DVD or CD-ROM with printed transcript available May 12, 2015. Participants may add an on-demand replay, DVD or CD to live session registrations to share with colleagues.

Learn more about home visits to reduce Medicare readmissions at http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=5029

Quote Attributable To Melanie Matthews, HIN Executive VP And COO:

"Besides curbing readmissions, home visits for medically complex patients are associated with high levels of care plan compliance, medication adherence and patient satisfaction, according to HIN's 2013 market data. Visiting high-risk patients at home can shed light on health-related issues that might go undetected during an office visit."

For Melanie Matthews's profile, please visit http://www.hin.com/bios.html#mm

Please contact Patricia Donovan to arrange an interview or to obtain additional quotes.

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Patricia Donovan