Tag: LTC

CMS experts to present on SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, March 15

On Wednesday, March 15, 1:30pm – 3:00pm ET, CMS experts will present on the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, including confidential quarterly feedback reports and implementation guidance. During this call, listeners will: Gain an understanding of the significance of readmissions and how SNF risk-standardized readmission rates are computed Learn how to navigate […]

Colorectal cancer rates in seniors decreased by more than 7%

Colorectal cancer rates for U.S. adults declined an average 3.4% per year between 2001 and 2010, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society. There is a new initiative by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable to increase screening rates to 80 percent by 2018. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and […]

Long-term care providers showing progress in quality improvement activities

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s latest report to Congress was submitted Friday with previously known recommendations for payment levels. Included in the report is a body of research indicating that long-term care providers are showing progress in quality improvement activities. Potentially avoidable hospital readmissions dropped 1% during the study period of 2011-2012, which is the first decline […]