Health Care Reform and Its Impact on Transition of Care

This session will look at the impact that value based care, bundled payments and pay for performance models have on an organization's operating margins, risk and patient safety. Specifically, it will explore risks related to hospitals' acquisitions of rehabilitation, long term care and/or home health/hospice companies, including the risk of re-admissions due to systemic care transition failures. Risk managers and patient safety officers can have a positive financial impact on the health system by using specific strategies for ensuring successful transitions in care and promoting quality and safety throughout the care continuum.


Learning Objectives:
By the end of this self-study you should be able to:

  • Explore how changes in health care payment models impact patient safety and financial performance
  • Discuss the common patient safety failures in the transition of care
  • Identify and address risks associated with higher acuity patients in residential and out patient care settings


Level of Learning:


Domain of Practice:
Healthcare Operations


Laura Martinez BSN, RN, MS, CPHRM, FASHRM
Michelle Foster Earle


Criteria for Successful Completion:
To receive continuing nursing education contact hours, participants must achieve 80% on the post-test and complete an evaluation at its conclusion.


Continuing Education:
This program is approved contact hours toward the fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and toward CPHRM (Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management) renewal. CE credit may be used toward CPHRM renewal only by those holding the credential at the time of the program.

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 1.0 hour
Passing Score: 80%


Conflict of Interest Statement:
As required by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, we would like to make you aware of all potential conflicts of interest.

This educational activity’s planners and presenters have indicated that they have no bias or conflict of interest.


Commercial Support:
There is no sponsorship for this event.


Date Published:  Q1 2019
Date to be Reviewed:   Q1 2020
Date of Contact Hour Expiration:  Q1 2021

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ASHRM & ANCC 1 hour February 14, 2019 - March 31, 2021