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CMS Releases First Round of SNF QRP Review and Correct Reports

On June 2nd, CMS distributed the 1st quarter 2017 SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Review and Correct Reports. These reports contain quality measure information for the 3 SNF QRP measures currently in play in the SNF QRP:

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CMS provides First Look at Potential New SNF Payment System

Buh bye RUG IV, hello RCS-1? 

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How Senior Care Facilities Respond to New CMS Ruling on Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness was a topic of great concern through much of 2016. The Zika virus seemed to move further north than anticipated. Terror threats rocked community foundations. Flooding in Louisiana left the state’s medical resources struggling, and while winter seemed to come late, the first major storm of the season brought sub-zero temperatures to much of the country, driving up the...

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CMS Introduces Six New Quality Measures and Upcoming Changes to The Nursing Facility Five-Star Rating System

During the SNF Open Door Forum (ODF) held on Thursday, March 3 CMS introduced six new Quality Measures that will be reported on the Nursing Home Compare (NHC) website in April 2016.  The six new Quality Measures that will be reported on NHC will include four short-stay measures and two long-stay measures.  In addition, three of the new Quality Measures will be claims-based measures.  This is a...

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It’s Not Your Mother’s Infection Control Program Any More

I happened across the recent article in McKnight’s about the new three-year pilot program regarding infection control and prevention.

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CMS Announces Release of 2015 Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report

This blog post was previously published on the Redilearning blog and is republished here. Redilearning became part of Relias Learning in October, 2015.

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CMS Releases Recalibrated 5-Star Quality Ratings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) formally unveiled Nursing Home Compare (NHC) 3.0 to the public today, marking the third major revision to the 5-Star Quality Rating System for Nursing Homes.

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