Home Health Gap Collaborative Brainstorming Sessions
Monday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Register
An analysis on if patients receiving home health services have fewer readmissions revealed that:
• Only 55% of Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries with a hospital referral to home health actually received home health services.
• Of those that received services within five days of hospital discharge, the 30-day readmission rate was 17.8%, while those that were referred to home health and didn't receive services, the rate was 27%.
In partnership with the Minnesota HomeCare and Minnesota Hospital Associations, Lake Superior Quality Improvement Network (QIN) is leading the Home Health Gap Collaborative, a community-based initiative to improve care coordination within and between care settings to reduce readmissions. The purpose of these Collaborative brainstorming sessions is to identify and prioritize issues that contribute to a home health referral that does not result in home health services.
Following the brainstorming sessions, the Collaborative will schedule a virtual meeting for participants to share findings, then prioritize and select topics to address. Topic workgroups will be formed, and participants will be able to select their workgroup of interest.