ABQAURP Announces New Multimedia Online Course: Transitions of Care and Reducing Readmissions Boot Camp

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) announces its newest online continuing education course recorded during an intense one-day education program.

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The speakers at this conference were true thought leaders and provided a clear picture of where health care is going.

New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) September 27, 2013

Nearly one in five Medicare patients is readmitted within a month, which the government considers a prime symptom of an overly expensive and uncoordinated system. It is clear that CMS, and intuitively other payers of health care, are aggressively looking at every opportunity to improve efficiencies and reduce waste in all transactions of care across the health care continuum.

The “Transitions of Care and Reducing Readmissions Boot Camp” course was devised to provide participants an understanding of the rules for Medicare's Hospital Readmission Reduction Program.

This course carries 8 hours of continuing medical education hours and 8 hours of nursing continuing education. The course focuses on:

  • Providing an overview and update of national strategies addressing transitions of care and reduction of readmissions
  • Discussing specific roles physicians and their extenders can play to reduce inappropriate readmissions
  • Discovering Transitions of Care opportunities to reduce readmissions in high risk patients
  • Exploring initiatives that have been successfully employed to reduce readmissions in hospitals

“The speakers at this conference were true thought leaders and provided a clear picture of where health care is going, what is being assessed and planned for, and how the ‘new patient (as a consumer of healthcare)’ will impact those that do not accept change,” said Terri Street RN BS, Director of Specialty Programs at Home Solutions. “I was able to strengthen our home infusion transition of care and patient outcome monitoring program to embrace the change and help our referral sources. I strongly recommend attendance and I am thankful to work for a company that is supporting my involvement,” she continued.

David G. Schulke, Vice President, Research Programs, Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) / American Hospital Association spoke of the content by saying: “The ABQAURP conference focused on a timely topic, hospital readmissions, and brought leading speakers who have recently been published and who are shaping this field. I learned a great deal of information that I have already found useful in my work. Kudos to ABQAURP!”

ABQAURP is proud to announce that this course also ushers in a new era of cross platform capabilities for its online multimedia courses. This course is the first time iOS (Macintosh operating systems such as: iPhone, iPad, and Apple computers) users can access the course through Articulate’s iOS application. ABQAURP hopes this advancement will add convenience and flexibility to its curriculum as it adds more courses with this feature in the future.

About ABQAURP
Established in 1977, ABQAURP (http://www.abqaurp.org) is the nation's largest organization of interdisciplinary health care professionals. We are committed to maximizing patient safety and the quality of health care provided to the public by maintaining a culture of educational and certification excellence and making it available to all health care professionals.

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education for nurses. ABQAURP designates this activity for 8 contact hours through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.


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