Tag: quality of care

CMS reminding hospice providers to address deficiencies in quality of care

CMS has created a fact sheet to show hospice providers how to create an effective plan of care. The agency notes an Office of Inspector General (OIG) report in 2019 found most hospices have at least one deficiency when it comes to their quality of care. The fact sheet is expected to help hospice providers […]

CMS issues guidance on value-based care strategies

CMS has issued guidance to state Medicaid directors designed to advance the adoption of value-based care strategies across their health care systems and align provider incentives across payers, according to a press release sent Sept 15. Under value-based care, providers are reimbursed based on their ability to improve quality of care in a cost-effective manner […]

CMS releases statement on quality of care in nursing homes

  On June 5, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a statement regarding its attention to the quality of care in U.S. nursing homes. Referencing CMS Administrator Seema Verma’s April 2019 announcement of a five-step plan to increase quality, this statement by Dr. Kate Goodrich, director of the Center for Clinical Standards […]

Research shows that nursing home culture change is linked to a decrease in survey deficiencies

Nursing homes that were identified as “culture change” providers between 2004 and 2009 saw a decrease in health-related survey deficiency citations, according to recently published research in The Gerontologist. The culture change movement emphasizes making long-term care facilities increasingly more homelike, along with taking resident choices and preferences into account. This research represents the first […]

Nursing home staffing levels not linked to better care

Researchers are now saying that nursing home staffing levels have not been definitively linked to better care, despite what other reports may say, according to a recently published report from the Journal of American Medical Directors Association. Researchers based in the Netherlands and New York City searched through four databases for studies that examine the […]