Symposium IX: Decreasing Readmissions – the First MBSAQIP Quality Collaborative

Saturday, November 16, 2013 | EST

Location: A313-A314

Co-Moderators: John Morton, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Matt Hutter, MD, MPH, FACS; William Inabnet, III, MD, FACS; Raul Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS

This symposium will examine bariatric surgery patient readmission issues with a specific focus on the use of data in clinical decision-making.  Relationships between the variables of preoperative evaluation, operative techniques, patient education and psychological support will be examined.


Time Topic Faculty
10:30am Why Readmissions Matter
Matthew Hutter, MD, MPH, FACS
10:40am Utilizing MBSAQIP Data to Identify Opportunities for Improvement: Causes and Types of Readmission
John Morton, MD, FACS, FASMBS
10:50am Working Together: Regional Collaborative and Readmissions
Stuart Verseman, MD, FACS
11:00am Decreasing Readmissions Through Best Clinical Evidence and Practice
William Inabnet, III, MD, FACS
11:10am Decreasing Readmissions Through Psychological Evaluation and Treatment
David Sarwer, PhD
11:20am Decreasing Readmissions Through Preoperative Patient Education
Karen Schulz, RN, MSN, CBN
11:30am Decreasing Readmissions: Why Operative Technique Matters
Raul Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS
11:40am Geisinger: How We Do It
Anthony Petrick, MD, FACS, FASMBS
11:50am First MBSAQIP Collaborative: DROP (Decreasing Readmission through Opportunities Provided)
John Morton, MD, FACS, FASMBS
12:00pm Panel Discussion
All Faculty
12:30pm Adjourn