Hospital to Home

The Hospital to Home (H2H) Initiative is a resource for hospitals and cardiovascular care providers committed to improving transitions from hospital to "home" and reduce their risk of federal penalties associated with high readmission rates.

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Projects

Self-contained improvement projects that include a goal statement, success metrics, a tool kit, an assessment, and 3 webinars (evidence, tools, lessons learned) that provide participants with recommended strategies and tools to achieve small, attainable goals in their organization.

  • See You in 7

    The goal of the H2H SY7 Challenge is for all patients discharged with a diagnosis of HF/AMI to have a follow-up appointment scheduled/cardiac rehab referral made within 7 days of hospital discharge.

  • Mind Your Meds

    The goal of the H2H MM Challenge is for clinicians and patients discharged with a diagnosis of HF/MI to work together and ensure optimal medication management.

  • Signs and Symptoms

    The goal of the H2H S&S Challenge is to activate patients to recognize early warning signs and have a plan to address them.

Getting Started

Kick-start H2H at your hospital by utilizing the ”Getting Started Checklist.”

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Collaborate

Interact with others on a listserv who share best practices and lessons learned.

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News And Research

  • CMS releases data showing distribution of hospital star ratings

    Data from the CMS on forthcoming hospital star ratings show that 2.2% received a five-star rating, 20.3% received four stars, 38.5% received three stars, 15.7% earned two stars and 2.9% received only one star. Modern Healthcare (tiered subscription model) (7/21) Learn More

  • How ACOs are improving population, individual health

    Health care professionals at accountable care organizations are getting patients more involved in their own health by having them take accountability for diet, lifestyle choices, preventive care and medication management, says Lori Dale, executive director of Great Lakes Organized Systems of Care. Population health management tools are key to improving patient health, says Anthony Vespa, executive director of Southeast Michigan Accountable Care. Health Payer Intelligence (7/20) Learn More

  • D.C. think tank criticizes proposed MACRA provisions

    The proposed provisions under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act would bring considerable burdens on eligible clinicians, reduce their chances of receiving value-based incentives and would not reduce federal spending on health care, according to a report from the National Center for Policy Analysis. The report also offered several ways to improve MACRA, such as including Medicare Part D claims and adding more bundled payment models. RevCycle Intelligence (7/21) Learn More

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