Associate Director, Global Risk Consulting
2:00 PM WORKSHOP B LESSONS LEARNED: REVIEW THE EFFECT OF MEDICARE’S NONPAYMENT FOR HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED CONDITIONS AND KEY TAKEAWAYS FOR FUTURE POLICY
In 2015, costs for falls to Medicare alone totaled over $31 billion. Because the U.S. population is aging, both the number of falls and the costs to treat fall injuries are rising. There is strong evidence that better hospital processes yield better outcomes.
· Measure the association between Medicare’s nonpayment policy and four outcomes addressed by the Hospital-acquired Conditions Initiative
· Incorporate models used to evaluate the effect of Medicare’s nonpayment policy on never events.
· Learn how to recover costs incurred in caring for patients that have fallen