AS A BSN PREPARED NURSE, YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO SERVE AS A CONSULTANT TO SUGGEST A NEW QUALITY (PERFORMANCE) IMPROVEMENT PROCESS FOR ONE OF THE AREAS OF DEFICIENCY.
WRITE SOME BRIEF STEPS (SUGGESTIONS) FOR IMPROVEMENT AS YOU CONTEMPLATE ACCEPTING THE CONSULTING OPPORTUNITY.
Rau, J. (2015). Half of nation’s hospitals fail again to escape Medicare’s readmission penalties. Kaiser Health News. Retrieved from http://khn.org/news/half-of-nations-hospitals-fail-again-to-escape-medicares-readmission-penalties/
After you have finished, consider how you would respond to the following situation:
Your local hospital has received notice from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) regarding their readmission rates.
As a BSN prepared nurse, you have been asked to serve as a consultant to suggest a new Quality (Performance) Improvement process for ONE of the areas of deficiency. Write some brief steps (suggestions) for improvement as you contemplate accepting the consulting opportunity.