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Activity Steps


The authors present the findings of an intervention that evaluated a multifaceted program designed to shift the discharge process to the least restrict site of care. The intervention used evidence-based strategies. The results demonstrate that this approach is effective for Accountable Care Organizations to improve utilization and expenditures in the postacute setting.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify previous study findings addressing associations between level of care, readmission rates, and cost expenditures post-hospital discharge.
  2. Explain the authors' study methods and interventions for addressing least restrictive next site of care post-hospital discharge.
  3. Describe findings of the authors' study interventions, outcomes, and impact on post-acute expenditures.
Price: $24.95


  • NAHQ 2.5 CEH

This continuing education (CE) activity is provided by Lippincott Professional Development and has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for 2.5 CPHQ CE Hours. CPHQ CE Hours are based on a 60-minute hour. This CE is approved for meeting requirements for certification renewal.

Test Code: PCM0122A HQ
Published: Jan/Feb 2022
Expires: 1/1/2023
Required Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Kelli A. Chovanec, DNP, RN, NE-BC; Camelia Arsene, MD, PhD, MHS; Amanda Beck, ABS; Bethany Liedel, CPC