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IN THE TRENCHES: THE DISCHARGE PLANNER Bridging Gaps Between Hospital and Home M.L. Sutton

September 13th, 2012 | 0

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Almost as soon as patients are admitted to 9 Silver, a general medicine floor at Beth Israel Medical Center in downtown Manhattan, Alicia Tennenbaum starts planning how to get them to leave.

As a hospital discharge planner, Ms. Tennenbaum is a health care traffic cop, patrolling a wildly busy intersection of medical, economic and social challenges. On 9 Silver, she visits patients who are elderly, impoverished or just reeling from a diagnosis, asking: Do you need a ride home? Do you have a home? Do you need help with shopping, meals? Grab bars in the shower? Physical therapy? Do you have someone who can get you to check-ups?

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Top 10 Conditions to Reduce Readmissions Dan Trigub

September 13th, 2012 | 0’s “chart of the week” depicts the top 10 targeted conditions to reduce readmissions: 

  • Heart Failure
  • COPD
  • CVD
  • Pneumonia
  • Heart Attack / MI
  • …more

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How Nursing Homes Can Cut Hospital Readmissions OpenPlacement Admin

September 12th, 2012 | 0

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Too many people make the dangerous roundtrip from hospital to nursing facility and back again. These transfers may increase risks of delirium, medication errors, falls, and infection. There is no doubt that some patients die as a result of these transfers. And, they cost payers—Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance—hundreds of millions of dollars each year.


The real tragedy: By some estimates as many as 60 percent of these rehospitalizations are preventable.

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Guide to Medicare Plan Types Part A-B-C-D OpenPlacement Admin

September 11th, 2012 | 0

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Overview of Medicare Health Insurance

Medicare was created as part of the Social Security Act of 1965 that was signed by former President Lyndon B. Johnson. The first enrollees were former President Harry Truman and his wife Bess, who both received their Medicare cards at the bill singing ceremony held on July 30, 1965.

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Case Manager Load Report OpenPlacement Admin

August 15th, 2012 | 0

CaseManagerLoadReportCourtesy of here is their “chart of the week” depicting the average monthly caseload of a case manager. This information is based on the “2012 Benchmarks in Healthcare Case Management” report from 
the Healthcare Intelligence Network.


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