The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act helps assess the health status of individuals as they transition between acute and post-acute care settings.If these care settings are not “speaking the same language” by collecting and reporting on different health criteria, this can hurt quality measures and contribute to readmission penalties in both care settings. This presentation will address this issue and much more.
CNOs, nurses, and quality directors and professionals.
Kate LaFollette, RN, is a program specialist at Telligen. She received her nursing degree from the Iowa Methodist School of Nursing in Des Moines. She has more than 20 years of experience in nursing and has worked as a charge nurse in a skilled care unit, adult med/surg, internal medicine triage and as an outpatient quality director. Currently her duties at Telligen include coordination and implementation of Medicare quality improvement initiatives reducing hospital readmissions and improving transitions of care. This includes assisting communities to form coalitions, develop, implement and measure pilot programs and providing tools, resources and education to health care providers.
• Describe the highlights of the IMPACT Act legislation.
• Identify how these changes align with and influence hospital goals.
• Discuss how to integrate the post-acute care setting with hospital