Tag: quality improvement

NHPCO unveils new quality program for hospice, palliative care providers

In honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) announced a new quality program, NHPCO Quality Connections, in a news release on November 5, 2020. As part of Quality Connections, participating providers will complete milestones through education, application, measurement and innovation. NHPCO will provide national recognition to […]

Civil monetary penalties to fund new CMS quality improvement initiative

Source: The Bottom Line CMS announced a three-year quality improvement initiative in a press release on November 20, 2018. The Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program (CMPRP) aims to improve residents’ quality of life by equipping nursing home staff, administrators, and stakeholders with technical tools and assistance to enhance resident care. The CMPRP is funded by […]

Improve client outcomes and satisfaction with nutrition, culinary training

Training caregivers to address nutrition and improve their own cooking skills can help with both client outcomes and satisfaction. Several years ago, Angel Corps co-owner Dorian Maples realized the agency had a problem with its meal preparation services. “We were getting consistent complaints from our clients that our staff didn’t know how to cook,” Maples […]

Understanding the evolution of care planning sets the stage for improvement

Editor’s note: This post is an excerpt taken from HCPro’s popular title, MDS Care Plans: A Person-Centered Interdisciplinary Approach to Care by Debbie Ohl, RN, M.Msc, PhD. Looking back in time can help us understand the significance of care planning. Federal involvement in nursing homes began with the passage of the Social Security Act in […]

CMS publishes overview of quality improvement and quality measurement

Quality Improvement and Quality Measurement The vision of the CMS Quality Strategy is to optimize health outcomes by improving quality and transforming the health care system. CMS serves the public as a trusted partner with steadfast focus on improving outcomes, beneficiary/consumer experience of care, population health, and reducing health care costs through improvement. Among the […]

Assisted living providers needed for the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers

Assisted living providers needed for the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers

Assisted living and similar residential care communities are encouraged to participate in The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2016 National Study of Long-term Care Providers (NSLTCP). The NSLTCP “monitors trends in the supply, provision, and use of the major sectors of paid, regulated long-term care services” and aims “to offer reliable, accurate, relevant, and timely national and state statistical information to support and inform long-term care services policy, research, and practice.”