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Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Resources

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Quarter 2, 2019: Finding a Better Balance: Mindfulness Practices for Caregivers

Friday, May 10, 2019 | 9–10 a.m. PT
Regardless of the patient’s diagnosis and the caregiver’s devotion, caregiving takes an emotional and physical toll without vigilance and support. 
"Learn how to protect yourself and others from burnout and help loved ones stay at home as long as possible."

Quarter 1, 2019: Dementia in More Detail

Friday, February 8, 2019 | 9–10 a.m. MT
It is more than memory loss or senility.
"Types of dementia, signs, and symptoms of onset. How formal diagnosis is determined, treatment options, and prognosis."

Quarter 4, 2018: SSI/SSDI: Similar but Very Different

Friday, November 9, 2018 | 9–10 a.m.
Insufficient resources often lead to crisis and inpatient admission, yet approval for and maintenance of these benefits is confusing and overwhelming. 
"How Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are alike and different; application, approval, and denial processes and tips."

Quarter 3, 2018: Changing the Stigma and Images of ECT

Friday, August 10, 2018 | 9–10 a.m.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) conjures up frightening and very outdated images. ECT is used to augment counseling and medication with some of the most resistant and potentially disabling symptoms. 
"Learn what ECT looks like today, what diagnoses it is used for, and outcomes."

Quarter 2, 2018: Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment: A Preview

Friday, May 11, 2018 | 9–10 a.m.
It’s not like the movies.
"Positive and negative misperceptions about inpatient psychiatric treatment; observe several different inpatient settings and learn what typical treatment plans look like."


Behavioral Health Readmission Audit Tool—All Readmissions Within 30 Days of Discharge

The purpose of the Behavioral Health Readmission Audit Tool is to provide a structured tool for use in performing real-time audits on readmissions which occur within 30 days of an inpatient discharge. The goal is to help identify actionable interventions to improve patient outcomes and decrease the likelihood of subsequent readmissions.

Care Transitions Resources

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has created a Roadmap to Better Care and Healthier You guide to help people navigate coverage and care issues in a variety of languages. Reducing Behavioral Readmissions: Strategies and Lessons Learned is a one-sheet reference on key strategies...

FY 2019 IPF Prospective Payment System Final Rule

This final rule updates the prospective payment rates, the outlier threshold, and the wage index for Medicare inpatient hospital services provided by Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPFs) for discharges occurring during the Fiscal Year (FY) beginning October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019....

IPFQR Program Measures

The primary purpose of these Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) program measures is to promote high quality of care for patients receiving services in psychiatric facilities and distinct units. Several of the measures were developed and are maintained by The Joint Commission.

IPFQR Program Update

Read about the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) program changes, educational resources, as well as IPFQR key informant survey’s preliminary results and new measure developments. Quality Reporting Center QualityNet Resources for IPFQR