NQF endorses rehospitalization tool

The National Quality Forum has endorsed the PointRight® Pro 30™ rehospitalization measure, the company and the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living announced today.

The association's partnership with PointRight “provides AHCA's more than 9,600 skilled nursing center members with access to this valuable resource through our LTC Trend Tracker. It's tools such as this that allows us to improve quality care and reduce hospital readmissions,” said AHCA President and CEO Mark Parkinson.

The NQF endorsement was a result of “extensive testing and evaluation of its reliability and validity,” including sponsors being asked to provide descriptions of how the measure is calculated and risk-adjusted, the association said. The tool is being used by more than 9,000 skilled nursing facilities.

AHCA announced in 2012 it was using the OnPoint-30TM rehospitalization metric, produced by PointRight, to calculate case-mix adjusted hospitalization metrics for its members under its national Quality Initiative.