Tag: quality measure

CMS moving ahead with Hospice Care Index measures

CMS is moving ahead with the development of a new quality measure for hospice providers. First announced in August 2020, the Hospice Care Index (HCI) is moving toward National Quality Forum endorsement, CMS officials announced during an open-door forum Jan. 26. The new hospice index will measure 10 indicators that include “hospice provided no continuous […]

CMS proposes patient-reported outcome measure for SNFs in 2018

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released their List of Measures under Consideration (MUC) for 2018 pre-rule making. CMS officials capped the measures at 32, more than 100 shy of the 184 measures submitted for consideration by stakeholders during an open call for measures. Each year, CMS publishes a list of […]

New hospitalization measure will help monitor hospitalization rates among SNF residents

On Thursday, January 26, 2017, the American Health Care Association (AHCA), along with PointRight, announced the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) endorsement of the first hospitalization measure of its kind for long-stay residents. The measure, titled PointRight® Pro Long Stay™ Hospitalization Measure and sponsored in partnership by AHCA and PointRight, was created to determine hospitalization rates […]

OIG study recommends developing new quality measure

A new Office of the Inspector General (OIG) study has recommended to the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that they develop a quality measure that describes nursing home resident hospitalization rates. The OIG study states: Nursing homes hospitalize residents when physicians and nursing staff determine that residents require acute-level care. Such transfers to […]