The Home Health Prospective Payment System has led to greatly reduced home health length of stay and number of skilled nursing visits among Medicare beneficiaries. While health care providers and payers have focused on the rising costs of home health, the potential under-utilization and the relationship between home health utilization and hospitalization rates have not been examined. This webinar will present recent research investigating the impact home health length of stay and number of nursing visits has on hospitalization among Medicare beneficiaries. The impact of frontloading on 30-day hospital readmission will also be discussed.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Discuss the impact of the Home Health Prospective Payment System on home health
length of stay and number of home health visits.
• Describe the impact of home health length of stay on hospitalization.
• Describe the impact of number of skilled nursing visits on hospitalization.
• Discuss frontloading as a strategy to reduce hospitalization among older adults receiving
skilled home health.
Who Should Watch:
Chief Nursing Officers, Directors of Nursing, Nurse Professional Development Specialists, Nurse Educators, Nurses, Nursing Support Staff, Home Health Administrators, Others interested in learning more about the impact of length of stay/hospitalizations in Home Health Care Nursing
Presenter: Melissa O’Connor, PhD, MBA, RN, COS-C
*Please note Continuing Education credit is offered only during LIVE presentations