Post Discharge Care

  • SDOH and readmission rates

    posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019

    Unplanned hospital readmissions in the U.S. cost between $15 and $20 billion annually. Common causes for readmission include premature discharge, infections, complexities from having multiple chronic conditions, and taking high-risk medications. But there are several harder to identify social risk factors including financial security, access to food, housing and employment, commonly known as Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), that drive up hospital readmissions.

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  • Reducing Hospital Admissions through Something as Fundamental as Food

    posted by Catherine Macpherson, MS, RDN, VP of Product Strategy and Development and Chief Nutrition Officer, Mom's Meals NourishCare on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    More and more, hospitals and health systems are beginning to address root causes of disease in their communities. In 2002, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began penalizing hospitals with high readmission rates. In fact, hospitals face a three percent cut in Medicare payment for having higher readmission rates for certain measures. Failing to lower patient readmission rates not only leads to strong financial penalties, but also to fewer or potentially lost referrals, and higher costs to deliver car

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  • Nutrition Expert highlights connection between food and patient Health

    posted on Thursday, July 5, 2018

    Catherine Macpherson, registered dietitian nutritionist and chief nutrition officer at Mom's Meals NourishCare, the nation's leading provider of home-delivered meals for older adults, people recently hospitalized, and people with chronic conditions, will be a panelist speaking on “Identifying New Opportunities to Engage, Educate, and Retain Members: Leveraging Creative Strategies to Promote Healthy Behaviors and Drive Member Satisfaction,” at the 9th Annual Medicare Market Innovations on July 10

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  • Post hospitalization recovery

    posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Seniors face a 54% greater risk of hospitalization within 30 days of outpatient surgery compared with patients younger than 65.

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