Category: Five-star quality rating system

Review your performance data before July 1!

Brought to you by BALTC. CMS has updated SNF Provider Preview Reports and they are available for review. Providers have until Sunday, July 1 to review data prior to public reporting on Nursing Home Compare. Corrections to the underlying data will not be permitted during this time. However, providers can request a CMS review during […]

Did you know that CMS released the Five-Star Manual?

The Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical Users’ Guide, provided by CMS in April, provides in-depth descriptions of the ratings and the methods used to calculate them. Beginning with the March 2009 version, the Technical Users’ Guide consists of two documents: the Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical Users’ Guide and the Five Star Quality Rating System […]

CMS webinar transcript available

An audio recording and transcript is now posted on the Home Health Quality Reporting Training webpage for the December 14, 2017 webinar on Removal of Influenza Vaccination Measure from Quality of Patient Care Star Rating. CMS officially decided to eliminate “Influenza immunization received for current flu season” from the list of home health quality of […]

Recommended strategies for improving your five-star quality rating

Editorial Note: The following is an excerpt taken from HCPro’s newly published title, Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical Users’ Guide, authored by Reginald M. Hislop III, PhD, and Maureen McCarthy, RN, BS, RAC-MT, CQP. For purchasing details, visit our Marketplace. To improve quality, facilities should use the 5-star report as one of the sources regarding […]

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Do you have a great idea? Are you wondering if it would translate into a book, an e-product, a presentation? Email editor Olivia MacDonald: and send me your idea. We are always looking for people with post acute care experience to help us reach our readers. Do you have experience with any of the following: […]

IRF and LTCH QRP Provider Preview Reports- 3 Days Left to Review Your Data!

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) and Long-term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Provider Preview Reports are available until September 30, 2016. Review your performance data on each quality measure prior to public display on the IRF Compare or LTCH Compare websites. For more information: IRF Quality Public Reporting webpage and Preview Report Access Instructions […]

MDS Central is changing…. To your Post Acute Advisor

MDS Central is changing…. To your Post Acute Advisor. We are now going to cover the news and regulations across the entire post acute care continuum, including: Long-term care Home health Inpatient rehabilitation Hospice Assisted living Post Acute Advisor is your place to ask questions, get the latest post acute care news, and find resources […]

IMPACT Act Standardized Assessment Data: Comments due August 26

Public comments are due August 26 on standardized assessment-based data items developed under the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act) to meet the domains of: cognitive function and mental status; special services, treatments, and interventions; medical conditions and co-morbidities; and impairments. CMS seeks comments on: Potential for improving quality Utility for […]