Skilled Nursing Facility/Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Discharges and TJR Readmission Rates

In an effort to reduce readmissions, hospital staff can choose to send a patient to a post-acute care provider for additional assistance during total joint replacement (TJR) recovery. Last week’s Research Corner explored the association of home health care discharge rates and readmission rates. VHHA found no statistically significant correlation between the two. The second...

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Home Health Discharges and Total Joint Replacement Readmission Rates

In an effort to reduce readmissions, hospital staff can choose to send a patient to a post-acute care provider for additional assistance during total joint replacement (TJR) recovery. Medicare patients discharged to home health care often are assumed to have greater readmission rates than patients given other discharge options. To examine this notion, we summarized...

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Virginia Hospitals Provided More Than $2.8 billion in Community Benefit for 2014

Each year, VHHA conducts a community benefit survey highlighting the significant contributions that Virginia’s local hospitals and health systems make to their communities that extend well beyond the essential health services they provide. This includes the free care they provide to the uninsured, and many other programs they financially support which help improve the health...

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Top Health Needs and Locations in Virginia

Every three years, hospitals and public health agencies gather information about community health needs through community health needs assessments (CHNA). They use the information as a basis for allocating resources to address community needs. Traditionally, each CHNA (73) functioned as a stand-alone document. To assist communities to work together to solve common issues, the Virginia...

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