Webinar: Discharge to Community Quality Measure

PHCA is offering a free webinar, "Discharge to Community Quality Measure",  on Tuesday, October 20 from 10:00 to 11:00 am.

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Objectives:

  • Define the discharge to community quality measure and the importance of incorporating it into performance scorecards/dashboards.
  • Discuss the relationship between the discharge to community quality measure and other performance metrics (such as length of stay).
  • Explain the value of including the discharge to community measure in conversations with referral sources and payers.
  • Indicate how the discharge to community measure will tie into the implementation of managed long-term care support and services.

Program Summary: The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the IMPACT Act and changes to the Five-Star Quality Rating System all call for measuring discharges back to the community. DHS has issued a concept paper on Community HealthChoices — a plan to phase in Medicaid managed long term services and supports — with a key objective to increasing home and community based services.

The discharge to community measure tracks the proportion of patients admitted from a hospital to a skilled nursing center who are discharged back to the community within a defined period of time. Skilled nursing centers and post-acute care facilities are responsible to assist residents in improving functional status and preparing residents to re-enter the community which includes ensuring residents and their families are able to manage care needs after discharge to prevent rehospitalizations.

This webinar will define the importance of incorporating the discharge to community quality measure into performance scorecards/dashboards and its relationship to other performance metrics such as length of stay and rehospitalization. The webinar will discuss the value of including discharge to community measure data during conversations with referral sources and payers and how the measure will tie into the implementation of managed long-term care support services in Pennsylvania.

The webinar will be presented by Dawn Murrr-Davidson, Director of Quality Initiatives, PHCA and Rachel Delavan, Director of Research, PHCA.

To register, CLICK HERE.