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Reducing Readmissions Preparation Program Commitment Agreement

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Arizona nursing homes, your pledge commits your organization to the following actions January 1–September 30, 2018:

  1. Establish a Reducing Readmissions Committee and submit a roster of their contact information. Identify the lead champion for the committee.
  2. Track and trend daily your Medicare Fee-for-Service 30-day readmissions data, either through electronic health record (EHR) or another tool. 30-day readmissions are defined as hospital stays readmitted within 30 days of hospital discharge.
  3. Conduct at least one Performance Improvement Project (PIP) that is specific to reducing readmissions.
  4. Participate in HSAG learning opportunities addressing readmission topics, including common clinical changes of conditions, intervention strategies, and coaching calls.
  5. After this program, create a storyboard of your organization’s readmissions project. Templates will be provided. 

Note: If you prefer, you may complete a PDF version of the agreement and fax it back.

If you are located in California, please go to those state pages: California Agreement.

Where to find more information: Learn more about the program. Learn details about the program criteria.


I pledge to engage in the actions listed above and commit my organization to participate in the HSAG 2018 Reducing Readmissions Preparation Program.