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NCD - Pacing Event: Readmissions & Behavioral Health

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Thursday, July 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.

As the final installment of our short series of Pacing Events around readmissions, this Pacing Event focused on behavioral health factors as contributors to hospital readmissions. The event discussed readmissions trends in patients with behavioral health comorbidities, and the issues and challenges that surround the care of these patients. Presenters shared interventions to reduce readmission rates associated with these patients, including strategies to consider upon admission, during care, and at discharge. Specifically, the session included presentations and perspectives from:

  • Matthew Nusbaum, RN, from the University of Missouri Health System (Vizient HIIN), who described the work of the internal medicine unit to conduct a readmissions-focused test of change on patients identified to have a behavioral health comorbidity, as well as the lessons learned from this study; and
  • Corey Waller, MD, MS, DFASAM, Senior Medical Director of Education and Policy at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, who discussed the trends, issues, and interventions related to patients with behavioral health comorbidities, including sharing his cross-health system perspectives gained through his work with the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs.

To view and download slides from this Pacing Event, click here.

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