Hospital & Nursing Home Discharge

Hospital readmission measures have been touted not only as a quality measure, but also as a means to bend the healthcare cost curve. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) in 2012. Hospitals can experience up to a maximum 3% payment reduction due to readmission. Under this program, hospitals are financially penalized if they have higher than expected risk-standardized 30-day readmission rates for:

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Failure (HF)
  • Pneumonia
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Elective Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty and/or Total Knee Arthroplasty (THA/TKA)

At Xpress Med Pharmacy it is our goal to assist hospital in reducing the possibility of patient readmission by increasing medication adherence once discharged from. Reduced readmissions will improve patients’ quality of life and reduce costs for hospitals. At Xpress Med Pharmacy we invite all the hospital to join us in implementing The Hospital to Home (H2H) initiative.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.

We play our part in this initiative while working with hospitals and nursing home by implementing the Mind your Meds (MM) program:

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. We don’t stop at there. We provide the same services for all other condition upon discharge.

Our H2HMM program includes:

  • Discharge Planning and patient instructions
  • Post discharge adherence packaging to boost adherence
  • Same day medication delivery to patient’s home
  • Post discharge Care Management including adherence calls

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