The state’s Center for Health Information & Analysis (CHIA) last Tuesday released hospital-specific readmission profiles for each acute care hospital in the state. Anyone viewing the reports can find readmissions by age, payer type, discharge condition, and readmissions to other hospitals, among many other variables.
Also last Tuesday, CHIA partnered with MHA and Collaborative Healthcare Strategies to hold a webinar on the new reports. MHA’s V.P. of Clinical Affairs Patricia Noga, R.N., PhD, said the webinar was yet another step in the ongoing, collaborative process the healthcare system – hospitals, physicians, post-acute providers, nursing homes, home healthcare agencies, and more – have undertaken to address readmissions.
Noga said one takeaway that resonated was the importance of providers looking at their population of multi-visit patients and delving into the reasons why they continue to be readmitted. Multi-visit patients account for four or more inpatient admissions in the past 12 months and usually account for the majority of the 30-day readmissions to a hospital. You can view the CHIA reports here