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Clinical Quality Team: MHCA Members Encouraged to Participate in Brainstorming Sessions

Tuesday, March 6, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mandy Rubenstein
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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.

For more information, contact Janelle Shearer,, 952-853-8553.

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