2023 Together - PH335 - LOS Reduction Through Service Line-Focused MS-DRG Intervention - On Demand
Our hospital used historical data tailored to each service line to improve length of stay (LOS). Service lines implemented specialty-specific improvement projects to address opportunities unique to each. Projects addressed various opportunities, including care variation, documentation integrity, care efficiency and appropriateness of care levels, while maintaining excellent patient outcomes. As a result, our risk-adjusted LOS observed-to-expected ratio decreased from 1.01 to 0.97, decreasing our excess days from around 4,200 to zero despite rising admissions and case mix index during the same period. Our story can help organizations faced with similar space, staffing and acuity challenges.
- Healthcare Quality Professionals
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Describe the use of MS-DRG data to drive change that impacts hospital operations.
Discuss how service lines can integrate into hospital operations.
Explain how shifting away from tradition can positively affect hospital and patient metrics.
Anne Brittain, PhD RT(R)(M)(QM), CPHQ, LSSGB, System Director, Quality Improvement and Outcomes, Inova Health System, Falls Church, Va.
Rishi Garg, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Falls Church, Va.
Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)
This activity was planned by, and for, the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
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 contact hours for Pharmacists.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-23-180-H04-P
Pharmacy Technicians (CPE)
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 contact hours for pharmacy technicians.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-23-180-H04-T
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 ACPE Pharmacist
- 0.50 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance
- 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)