Case Management

SNF high quality marks don't lead to lower death rate or readmission

Case Management Insider, December 16, 2014

If a skilled nursing facility gets high marks on quality measures it may have benefits for patients, but it doesn’t really make a difference when it comes to mortality risk or 30-day readmissions, says a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

What does this mean to case managers? You can still use the data to gauge the quality of care provide by a skilled-nursing facility, but it probably won’t tell you whether that facility will wind up sending a large proportion of patients back to your organization after discharge. 


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