CMS names facilities with high rates of pressure ulcers

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the first time publicly released the names of facilities across the country targeted for oversight in the areas of pressure ulcers and physical restraints.

It released the names as part of its Ninth Statement of Work for Medicare's 53 Quality Improvement Organizations. CMS will link the work completed by QIOs to measurable outcomes during the length of the three-year contract, the agency said this week. The contract starts in August and continues for the next three years. QIOs are charged with improving care at nursing homes and other facilities.

Some states, like California, were hit hard. CMS identified 674 out of an estimated 1,400 California facilities that need improvement regarding restraint use and bedsore prevention.