The COPD collaborative focuses on evidence-based guidelines and leading practices that impact care for the COPD population across the entire continuum. Because COPD is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality that creates an ever-increasing economic and social burden, the collaborative provides a framework to help alleviate the burden by improving care and processes that result in a positive impact on your hospital's readmissions, average length of stay (ALOS) and overall cost.
This collaborative will help member organizations proactively meet the challenge of managing and identifying opportunities. MSPB is the newest addition to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services' (CMS) Value-Based Purchasing program and is a step towards episode-based payment. MSPB serves as a driver for providers to avoid penalties related to "spend" that includes resource consumption for inpatient care and extends the episode to include 3 days prior and 30 days post discharge.
This collaborative will continue to focus on high value, patient-centered programs. More specifically, it will focus on improvement to address future bundle payments, which includes care across the continuum; pre-operative physician office visits, pre-op education/ preparation, pre- and intra-operative care, hospital inpatient/outpatient care and discharge follow-up. Participants will receive education, leading practices, comparative data and advisory services to assist with building and improving their organization’s total joint and spine programs including readmissions, cost per case and length of stay (LOS).