Focus on Post-Acute Care: Lower Costs, Fewer Readmissions, Happier Patients

Monday, Nov. 18, 2019
10:45 AM–12:00 PM
Lincoln 5
Data, Measurement and Rankings

Moderator: Zach Adams, Senior Health Data Analyst, U.S. News & World Report

The broad effort to reduce readmissions has led many hospitals to explore novel approaches to curbing return visits. Such efforts have included investing in more sophisticated home-health and telehealth programs, hiring patient navigators, building in strategic service-line interventions, and taking aim at the underlying social determinants of health that stifle progress. Careful coordination with nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities is also vital. In this session, attendees will hear from hospital leaders and healthcare experts who have made real gains in reducing readmissions and length of stay. In addition, U.S. News & World Report will present new data and related insights from the Best Nursing Homes ratings that will be released this fall.

Fred Bentley, Managing Director, Avalere Health
Catherine A. Jacobson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Froedtert Health
Jeffrey M. Weiss, M.D., Vice President for Medical Affairs, Montefiore Health System

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