Preventable patient deaths are obviously a human tragedy. But the repercussions extend to hospitals and providers, too. Facilities that perform poorly on mortality measures may be subject to Medicare payment penalties, as well as decreases in consumer satisfaction scores and national hospital rankings. Preventing or reducing a high mortality rate starts with reliable, accurate reviews. Has your facility fully embraced mortality reviews? And, are you using the right tools to measure patient mortality?
At ICD10monitor we believe that mortality reviews are important contributors to a hospital's overall success, and we're pleased to cover this topic in a brand new webcast. From national clinical documentation integrity (CDI) expert Cheryl Ericson, you'll gain a fresh appreciation for the impact of relevant, effective mortality reviews, including the potential to grow your bottom line and market share. Equally important, Cheryl will walk you through an evaluation of the various risk-adjustment methodologies, ultimately leading to reliable metrics that fuel improved clinical and financial outcomes.
Why This is Relevant:
Given their already razor-thin margins — typically less than 3% — hospitals can ill-afford CMS payment decreases for poor performance on mortality measures, as spelled out by the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program. Without exaggeration, these penalties can mean the difference between operating in the black or red. Moreover, you need to think about the impact on patient retention and growth in an increasingly competitive inpatient market. With guidance from this ICD10monitor webcast, you'll be able to implement high-quality mortality measures, coupled with proven CDI strategies, to support the delivery of high-quality patient care.
- Understand the methodology used by CMS to measure mortality under the Hospital Value-based Purchasing Program
- Identify the risk-adjustment methodologies used for mortality quality measures
- Learn strategies that CDI departments can use to address mortality performance measures
- Be able to differentiate and evaluate severity of illness/risk of mortality (SOI/ROM) vs. observed-to-expected as an approach to measuring mortality
Who Should Attend:
CDI and coding professionals who perform mortality reviews; physician advisors involved with CDI and coding quality; quality-of-care professionals; and CDI, HIM and quality leadership and medical staff who oversee mortality performance metrics.
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