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Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities

 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities

Overview

In July 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Alliant Quality, a four-year contract to improve the identification of behavioral health conditions among Medicare beneficiaries in primary care and care transitions settings.

As a part of this work, Alliant Quality is working with recruited IPFs in Georgia and North Carolina to reduce 30-day readmission rates and increase outpatient follow-ups for psychiatric discharges. Through this work, CMS plans to reduce psychiatric readmission rates in inpatient settings and increase patient follow-up rates with behavioral health practitioners following discharge by the year 2019.

 

The Inpatient Psychiatric Facility (IPF) Collaborative

Through Alliant Quality’s Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Collaborative, we aim to improve care coordination and reduce all-cause 30-day hospital readmission rates. To the IPFs we are partnering within the collaborative, we provide:

  • Quality Improvement

  • Technical Assistance

  • Consultation opportunities to engage in local National Learning and Action Networks in order to integrate behavioral health work with other initiatives

  • Information on methods to improve compliance with 7 and 30-day post-discharge appointments

 

The benefits of participating in the IPF Collaborative include:

  • Opportunities to engage in local and national Learning and Action Networks in order to integrate behavioral health work with other initiatives

  • Involvement in a community focused on reducing readmissions

  • Connecting with other providers who are also focused on improvement.

 

Technical Assistance Opportunities Made Available to IPFs in the Collaborative:

  • IPF Collaborative Conference Calls/Webinars 

  • E-blast newsletters with care transition tips/recommendations/resources

  • Project RED (Re-Engineered Discharge) webinars

  • Check-ins with each facility

  • Technical assistance is available to the IPFs as needed

 

Project RED Webinar Series:

1. Project RED Webinar #1:  An Introduction to Project RED (Re-Engineered Discharge)


Recording: 
An Introduction to Project Red (Re-Engineered)
Slide Presentation:  Project RED Re-Engineered Discharge Webinar 7.28.17

 

2. Project RED Webinar #2:  Beginning RED Implementation at Your Hospital


Recording: 
Beginning RED Implementation at Your Hospital
Slide Presentation:  Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) Webinar 2_August 31    

 

3. Project RED Webinar #3   Tool 3:  How to Deliver the Re-Engineered Discharge at Your Hospital


Recording
:  How to Deliver the Re-Engineered Discharge at Your Hospital 

Slide Presentation:  RED Re-Engineered Discharge Webinar Part III 9.29.17

 

4. Project RED Webinar #4:   Tool 4:     How to Deliver the Re-Engineered Discharge to Diverse Populations


Recording: 
How to Deliver the Re-Engineered Discharge to Diverse Populations
Slide Presentation:  Project RED Webinar Part 4

  

5. Project RED Webinar #5:   Tool 5:   How to Conduct a Post-discharge Follow-up Phone Call


Recording: 
How To Conduct a Post-discharge Follow-up Phone Call
Slide Presentation:  Project RED Outline Tool 5 11.30.17

 

6. Project RED Webinar #6:    Tool 6:   How to Monitor RED Implementation and Outcomes


Recording: 
How to Monitor RED Implementation and Outcomes
Slide Presentation:  Project Outline Part 6

 

7. Project RED Webinar #7:  A Review of the Project RED Resources


Recording: 
A Review of the Project RED Resources

 

IPF Collaborative Calls/Webinars:

Date:  June 2019

Topic:  Practical Steps for Keeping Your Patients Out of the Hospital: Resources and Medication Reconciliation

Slide Presentation:  Keeping Patients out of the Hospital - Resources and Medication Reconciliation

 

Date:  May 2019

Topic: IPF Collaborative Office Hours: Utilizing the Care Transitions Workflow and Best Practices for Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities

Slide Presentation:  See April 2019 slides

Recording:  IPF Collaborative Office Hours: Utilizing the Care Transitions Workflow and Best Practices for Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities

Resources:  See April 2019 resources

 

Date:  April 2019

Topic:  Care Transition Tools for Helping Your Behavioral Health Patients

Slide Presentation:  Care Transition Tools for Helping Your Behavioral Health Patients

Recording:  Care Transition Tools for Helping Your Behavioral Health Patients

Resources:  Care Transition Workflow    
                     Best Practices for Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities

 

Date:  March 2019

Topic:  Naloxone Saves: Preventing and Responding to Opioid Harm

Slide Presentation:  “Naloxone Saves: Preventing and Responding to Opioid Harm”

Recording:  Naloxone Saves: Preventing and Responding to Opioid Harm

 

Date:  January 2019

TopicMotivational Interviewing

Slide Presentation: Motivational Interviewing

Recording: Motivational Interviewing

 

Date:  July 2018

Topic:  Introduction to Behavioral Activation Reactivate Patients Transitioning from Hospitalization

Slide Presentation:  Introduction to Behavioral Activation

Recording:  Introduction to Behavioral Activation

Resources:

Action Plan for Success,
The 10 Building Blocks Of Primary Care, My Action Plan.
Activity List for Senior Adults

 

Date:  February 2017

IPF:  Understanding Your Facility- Specific Readmission Profile Data

Slide Presentation:  Readmission Profile Data

Recording:  Understanding Your Facility-Specific Readmission Profile Data

 

IPF Monthly Newsletters:

June 2019 Newsletter May 2019 Newsletter
April 2019 Newsletter March 2019 Newsletter
February 2019 Newsletter January 2019 Newsletter
December 2018 Newsletter November 2018 Newsletter
October 2018 Newsletter September 2018 Newsletter
August 2018  Newsletter July 2018 Newsletter
June 2018 Newsletter May 2018 Newsletter
April 2018 Newsletter March 2018 Newsletter
February 2018 Newsletter January 2018 Newsletter
December 2017 Newsletter November 2017 Newsletter
October 2017 Newsletter September 2017 Newsletter
August 2017 Newsletter July 2017 Newsletter

 

Important links:

Project RED Toolkit

The RARE Campaign

Teach-Back Toolkit

 

Tools:

Depression Zone Tool

Discovery Assignment

 

For more information on the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Collaborative or to play a role in the readmission reduction efforts, please contact: 

MELANIE AKIN, EDS, CRC ~ Technical Advisor, Behavioral Health

Office: 678-527-3638 |   Fax: F 678-527-3030

Melanie.Akin@alliantquality.org 

 

 

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