2012 Benchmarks in Reducing Avoidable ER Visits

2012 Benchmarks in Reducing Avoidable ER Visits

In today's value-based healthcare sphere, there are many motivators to reduce avoidable emergency room visits: quality improvement, core measure metrics, reimbursement and incentives, cost trend, accreditation and recognition of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and medical homes, to name just a few.

But what are the most effective tactics to reduce avoidable ER use, and who are the key influencers and players in these programs?

2012 Benchmarks in Reducing Avoidable ER Visits delivers actionable information from 134 healthcare organizations on their efforts to reduce inappropriate ED visits.

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http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=4341 2012 Benchmarks in Reducing Avoidable ER Visits

This 50-page report, now in its second year, is designed to meet business and planning needs of hospitals, health plans, physician practices and others by providing critical benchmarks that show how the industry is working to reduce avoidable hospital emergency department visits.

In addition, this second annual collection of data points on this aspect of ER utilization management presents year-over-year trends and suggests how to engage the primary care physician, urgent care centers and patient education tools in these efforts.

This report provides a wealth of statistics to help identify organizational strengths, weaknesses and opportunities.

New in the 2012 Edition: This all-new follow-up to the best-selling 2010 edition contains comparative 2010-over-2011 data on key activities, as well as new metrics on:

  • The use of hospitalists, health educators/coaches, case managers and social workers in ER UM programs;
  • Prevalence of predictive modeling, open access scheduling, narcotics contracts, telemonitoring and risk-stratified telephonic outreach among respondents;
  • The use of medication reviews as UM management strategy;
  • Presentation of upper respiratory infections (URI) in ERs;
  • Use of incentives, report cards and notifications of ER visits to engage primary care physicians in efforts.

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