Improving & Streamlining Psychiatric Patient Admissions (Psych Admissions)

Venue: Orlando Marriott Downtown

Location: Orlando, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 12, 2007
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Can’t you see the writing on the wall?

A serious crisis threatens the financial stability of inpatient psychiatric services.

The causes are all too clear: treatment of the uninsured, low reimbursement rates from Medicare and Medicaid programs, the growth of managed care organizations with limited mental health carve-outs, and overcrowded emergency rooms filled with dissatisfied and complicated patients. Too many hospitals have been forced to close their psychiatric units, compounding the problem by removing beds and the availability of treatment. But what is the solution? What can you do to keep your psychiatric services from being a financial drain or completely shutting down?

World Research Group’s Improving & Streamlining Psychiatric Patient Admissions , taking place May 1-2, 2007, in Orlando, FL, will teach exactly you what you can do to maximize financial stability while providing safe, expedient and effective treatments for psychiatric patients, even when they arrive through the ER.

Attendees at this conference will learn how to:
-Minimize revenue loss by eliminating denials concurrently and retrospectively
-Prevent unnecessary admissions and readmissions
-Reduce avoidable days and patient length of stay
-Streamline the admissions, discharge and transfer processes to reduce wait times for psychiatric and medical patients, clearing beds for other patients who need them
-Build beneficial relationships and strategic partnerships with community organizations
-Develop and implement effective assessment and treatment techniques to streamline psychiatric patient care

You will hear from experienced leaders who have designed and implemented successful and innovative solutions to the issues that plague hospitals nationwide. Hear how:

-Detroit Medical Center saved $500,000 in just 14 weeks by employing face-to-face evaluations by psychiatrists and reducing the admission rate of all transfer patients to 11%
-Johns Hopkins Hospital has successfully treated psychiatric patients with complex medical conditions through their innovative switch-bed system, which prevents medical treatments from impeding psychiatric care
-Barnes-Jewish Hospital handles involuntary and court-mandated patients, and fosters collaboration with local law enforcement
-Memorial Hermann Healthcare System leverages a specialized psychiatric “rapid response team” to control emergency department intake and achieved two-hour transfer/admissions times
-DeKalb Medical Center reduces readmissions through a 3-4 day treatment which includes innovative relapse prevention methods and specific strategies to improve compliance with needed medication
-Aurora Health Care increased safety and throughput while reducing wait times for all patients in the ER through its fast-track system
-Saint Joseph’s Hospital preemptively made changes to comply with the Joint Commission’s new National Patient Safety Goals
This event is a one-of-a-kind experience that will provide an unparalleled exchange of ideas and the chance to hear perspectives from leading hospitals first-hand. Don’t miss this must-attend, high-quality information exchange and networking event designed just for you!


-Monitoring and Improving the ROI of Inpatient Psychiatric Programs

-Integrating Effective Assessments for Co-Occurring Disorders to Reduce Revenue Loss


Additional Information

CME and Nursing Credits are available through The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Professionals (ABQAURP)! 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 20.1 CEU contact hours are available to attendees! Check out our website for other upcoming conferences.