Learn how to be proactive and interdisciplinary in your approach to managing long-stay patients who present clinical, operational and financial challenges to your hospital.
They’re long-stay patients who gum up your hospital throughput and siphon off financial resources. Administrators who see the front end — patients in holding pattern waiting for available beds — attribute the delays to problems on the back end. Consequently, case management is called upon to “fix the problem” with discharge delays. But no one, it seems, takes a hard look at patient progression in the middle of these scenarios.
Coordinating care for long-stay patients requires a multidisciplinary approach, involving case managers and others, as well as a sufficient time commitment. From this exclusive RACmonitor webcast, you’ll learn what should happen during daily and weekly interdisciplinary team rounds and complex case reviews. Our presenters, Tiffany Ferguson and Marie Stinebuck, also will explain who should be at the table, how to make discussions concise and productive, and other tactics for proactively managing this complex patient population.
When patients occupy a bed for up to 100 days or more, bad things can happen. First and foremost, delays in patient flow may compromise quality of care. Added to that, you’re likely looking at financial losses due to underinsured or denied patients — or those who’ve simply exhausted their DRG payments because of a protracted length of stay. Register for this RACmonitor webcast today, and prepare to take away real-world solutions to a thorny problem.
Case management senior leadership, managers/directors and staff; physician advisors; and nursing leadership.
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