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Strategies for Readmissions Success: HealthPartners’ Regions Hospital Initiatives
As an integrated health care delivery and financing organization, HealthPartners is leveraging its unique opportunity to
improve the coordination of care for patients and members to prevent hospital admissions and visits to the emergency room.

Regions Hospital, which is part of HealthPartners family of care, began implementing programs to reduce preventable readmissions in 2009. As a result of these programs, as well as initiatives at HealthPartners Clinics and HealthPartners health plans, the rate of 30-day readmissions at Regions decreased from 11.5 percent to 9.7 percent — less than half of the readmission rate among Medicare patients (20 percent).

Programs to eliminate complications that often require patients to return to a hospital prevented an estimated 382 readmissions to Regions Hospital in 2012. Each readmission to a hospital reduces medical costs by an average of $9,600 per patient, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This means an overall savings of more than $3.6 million in avoidable medical costs.

A new program at HealthPartners and Regions Hospital reduced preventable hospital visits by 65 percent among patients who frequently sought care in the emergency department. The program was named the Most Innovative by the Society of Hospital Medicine. The HealthPartners program implemented care plans for 27 high-risk patients. Data from two months before care plan implementation were compared to data two months after implementation. The number of ER visits and hospital admissions decreased 65 percent and resulted in an estimated cost savings of $511,000.

Join HealthPartners' Rick Hilger, MD, SFHM,  Medical Director of Care Management,  and Joshua Brewster, Director of Care Management, Regions Hospital,  as they discuss HealthPartners' strategies, initiatives, results and perspectives for success in the readmissions arena in a HealthcareWebSummit event on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 1PM Eastern.
Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  1. Explore HealthPartners' integrated approach towards readmissions management encompassing HealthPartners hospital, clinic and health plan initiatives.
  2. Examine results achieved since 2009 toward reducing preventable hospital readmissions at HealthPartners' Regions Hospital
  3. Ascertain five key components of HealthPartners program to reduce hospital readmissions.
  4. Consider the implications of HealthPartners' strategies for readmissions success for hospital, physician and health plan organizations.
  5. Engage in interactive learning through online question submission, attendee feedback and opportunity for follow-up questions, and networking with attendees, faculty and other professionals through a dedicated LinkedIn group.
Who Should Attend

Interested attendees would include:

  • C-Suite Executives
  • Medical Directors
  • Quality Management Executives and Staff
  • Care Management Executives and Staff
  • Innovation and Transformation Executives
  • Medicare Operations Executives
  • Provider Contracting Executives and Staff
  • Provider Network Executives and Staff
  • Strategy, and Planning Executives and Staff  
  • Business Intelligence Executives and Staff
  • Other Interested Parties

Attendees would represent organizations including:

  • Provider Networks
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Groups
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Health Plans
  • Government Agencies
  • Care Management Organizations
  • Pharmaceutical Organizations
  • Solutions Providers
  • Associations, Institutes and Research Organizations
  • Media
  • Other Interested Parties
Strategies for Readmissions Success: HealthPartners’ Regions Hospital Initiatives
  Individual Registration Fee: $195. webinar flash drive with video syncing slides and recorded audio, plus presentation pdf file: $45 for attendees; $260 for non-attendees after the event. Register online. Registrants will also receive complimentary May and June editions of Readmissions News.  
Register Now Corporate Site licensing also available. Click here to register or call 209.577.4888 We look forward to your participation in this event!
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