Home Health & Hospice

Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign: The Importance of Best Practice Intervention Packages (BPIPs)

Homecare Insider, May 16, 2011

This year, the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign has released six Best Practice Intervention Packages (BPIP). The packages relate to reducing acute care hospitalizations, improving management of oral medications, fall prevention, and three packages related to cross settings. The cross settings packages include information on improving care transitions, disease management, self-care management and telehealth, and healthcare changes preparation.

 The most recent BPIP, Cross Settings III, provides information on innovative ideas to help prepare for healthcare changes. The objectives of the most recent BPIP are to:
  1. Educate leaders in selected innovative topics
  2. Suggest how leaders may position their agencies for future healthcare changes
  3. Help leaders work to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions, coordinate patient care through aligning with other healthcare providers, and improve the quality of healthcare patients receive.
This particular BPIP is a result of the development of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center, the Institute for Health Care Improvement’s Triple Aim Concept, and the Affordable Care Act. Contained in this BPIP is information to guide homecare providers in understanding the value-based purchasing program and Accountable Care Organizations.

Learn more about the Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign today.