2022 Stronger - P148 - Expected Mortality takes Two to Tango: Documentation and Coding - On Demand
At SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, we realized that even though we were treating a significantly sicker patient population in our community, each patient’s severity of illness was not being precisely reflected in our expected mortality (EM). The present-on-admission (POA) risk variable documentation project was designed to help our physician leaders understand the impact of mortality model groups, as well as their associated risk variables, on EM. We implemented a workflow to optimize the POA capture rate for two of our highest mortality indices service lines, resulting in notable mortality index reduction.
- Healthcare Quality Professionals
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Identify service line-specific mortality risk variables with the highest impact.
Describe strategies to create efficient workflows that will help improve expected mortality.
Zafar Jamkhana, MD, MPH, Associate Chief Medical Officer, SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Matt Broom, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Vice President of Medical Affairs, SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Emma Misra, MD, MHA, Senior Quality Specialist, SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contacts hours.
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Healthcare Quality Professionals (CPHQ)
This activity is approved by NAHQ® for 0.50 CPHQ CE credits.
Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)
Vizient, Inc. will award a maximum of 0.50 contact hours to all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity. These individuals will receive a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.
Many state licensing boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance