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  • Study finds that SNFs who score well on quality measures does not prevent deaths or readmissions

    A skilled nursing facility that scores well on quality measures is not necessarily reducing residents' risk of death or readmission within 30 days of arriving from a hospital, according to a study published in the American Medical Association journal JAMA.

     

  • 2015 Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles to remain the same as past two years

    Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell announced October 9, 2014 that next year’s standard Medicare Part B monthly premium and deductible will remain the same as the last two years.

  • Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp

    The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-day course that will enable your facility to improve survey outcomes, identify quality of care risk factors, and implement a process improvement plan.
    You will leave the Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp knowing how to:
    ·         Identify deficiencies in your facility practices
    ·         Implement processes to reduce citation risk
    ·         Improve quality of care and quality of life
    ·         Discover how tracking and identifying systems quality failures through the use of data you already collect can help you implement fail-safe measures for constant compliance

    This Boot Camp will also teach you how QAPI process improvement projects can prepare your facility for a survey long before a surveyor walks through your door. Additionally, it will help you increase your census, making you a stronger candidate for a network partner and preferred skilled nursing facility.

  • CMS makes first wave of drug & device company payments to teaching hospitals and physicians public

    As part of an ongoing effort to increase transparency and accountability in health care, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released today the first round of Open Payments data to help consumers understand the financial relationships between the health care industry, and physicians and teaching hospitals.

  • CMS Announces Two Medicare Quality Improvement Initiatives

    Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced two initiatives to improve the quality of post-acute care. First, the expansion and strengthening of the agency’s widely-used Five Star Quality Rating System for Nursing Homes will improve consumer information about individual nursing homes’ quality. Second, proposed new conditions of participation for home health agencies willmodernize Medicare’s Home Health Agency Conditions of Participation to ensure safe delivery of quality care to home health patients. 

  • Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp

    The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-day course that will enable your facility to improve survey outcomes, identify quality of care risk factors, and implement a process improvement plan.
    You will leave the Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp knowing how to:
    ·         Identify deficiencies in your facility practices
    ·         Implement processes to reduce citation risk
    ·         Improve quality of care and quality of life
    ·         Discover how tracking and identifying systems quality failures through the use of data you already collect can help you implement fail-safe measures for constant compliance

    This Boot Camp will also teach you how QAPI process improvement projects can prepare your facility for a survey long before a surveyor walks through your door. Additionally, it will help you increase your census, making you a stronger candidate for a network partner and preferred skilled nursing facility.

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  • Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement: A Nursing Home?s Guide to Implementation and Management