Care coordination is a part of performance measurement, MAP asserts
Feb 07, 2014
There’s a continuing need to align performance measurement across long-term care with other settings, and to increase care coordination, according to a new report from the Measure Applications Partnership.
Nonprofits continue to hike digital efforts, survey finds
Jan 01, 2014
The nation’s largest not-for-profit long-term care providers have implemented electronic health records, but there is still much room for growth when it comes to the sharing of digital data, according...
Profile: Boldly improving quality
Dec 01, 2013
As a child, Adrienne Mims, M.D., MPH, thought about being a lawyer. But when her beloved grandmother died of cervical cancer when she was in high school, she redirected her attention to a career in healthcare.
Post-acute care largely explains geographic differences in Medicare spending, report affirms
Jul 29, 2013
Geographic variances in post-acute care largely account for differences in Medicare spending patterns, supporting healthcare reform measures that encourage better acute and post-acute coordination, according...
Medicare reform proposed in new report
Apr 22, 2013
Medicare beneficiaries should be allowed to enroll in a network that would “incentivize higher quality” and more cost-effective and coordinated care, according to a new report whose authors...
Managing the gaps with transitional care
Debra Jacobs, RN, CRRN, MSN
Mar 14, 2013
As agents of innovative health care for the future, our role is clear in paving the path of collaborative efforts within the patient care continuum. Transitional Care Management (TCM) is certainly not...
NQF’s measures target pressure ulcers
Feb 01, 2013
The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors recently endorsed 12 patient safety measures with a focus on complications. The measures address pressure ulcers, falls, healthcare-associated infections...
NQF’s new safety measures focus on falls, pressure ulcers
Dec 20, 2012
The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors endorsed new patient safety points of emphasis, including several directly related to long-term care, this week. The new measures came in the third installment...
PACE serves as example of what works in long-term care
Stephan Deutsch, M.D.
Sep 25, 2012
There’s a tenet in healthcare that runs deep: a patient’s relationship with his or her doctor is sacred.This core value is an important piece of one of the hottest topics in healthcare today:...
New legislation would reimburse providers for transition of care services
Sep 19, 2012
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation that would reimburse providers for coordination of care services.