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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.

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.


News And Research

  • Policy experts say value-based payment is moving forward

    Accountable care organizations and other value-based payment models are increasing in the US, policy experts wrote in a Health Affairs blog, and there is no longer a question of whether the CMS will continue to support value-based payments. "Public and private payers could refine payment models to provide a clearer path to success in taking on some financial risk and create a more coherent set of complementary payment reforms," the authors wrote. Health Affairs (8/14) Learn More


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