Learning Collaborative 2.0

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) partnered with Premier, Inc., a leading health care improvement company, to establish a national learning collaborative to develop, pilot and evaluate the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model – a patient-centric, team-based system of coordinated care that guides patients through the entire surgical experience, from the decision to undergo surgery to discharge and beyond.

ASA and Premier launched the second iteration of the PSH Learning Collaborative on April 1, 2016. the Collaborative will run for two years, concluding March 31, 2018.

PSH Learning Collaborative 2.0 Outcomes

  • A regional medical center reported savings of $1.5 million in the first year.
  • A pediatric institution reduced a 30-day readmission rate from 8.33 percent to 7.5 percent for laryngeal cleft patients and reduced the average cost of these patients by approximately 20 percent.
  • An academic center saved an average of $10,000 per cystectomy case compared to pre-PSH cases and reduced length of stay for these cases from 10.5 days to approximately six days, creating space in the organization for open beds and additional new revenue.
  • A major health system improved room turnover by approximately eight minutes, reduced length of stay for hip/knee arthroplasty cases from an average of 110 hours to 51 hours, and has cut in half the readmission rate for hip/knee arthroplasty cases.

Did you know...

CMS has included both ASA’s PSH Improvement Activities (IA) under the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS). Acceptance of the model by CMS in the 2018 MIPS Improvement Activities will automatically allow physicians participating in a PSH pilot the ability to earn credit in the Improvement Activity category, one of four categories physicians can show they provided high quality, efficient care.

PSH Learning Collaborative 2.0 Resource Kit

  • All about the PSH Learning Collaborative
  • PSH Learning Collaborative 1.0 and 2.0 Participant Map
  • How to talk with your C-Suite about implementing a Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) Pilot into your Facility
  • FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions About Perioperative Surgical Home Learning Collaborative 2.0
  • ANESTHESIOLOGY 2017 PSH Industry Theater (PDF)

Download the Resource Kit to learn more


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