Spring is in the air. I feel it. I see it. It must be coming. My 11-year-old, Joseph, said it best over the weekend … “Mommy there is something different about the smell of the air outside,...
CMS allows nursing homes to suspend PASRR screenings, modify QAPI requirements
May 05, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released waivers that allow nursing homes to temporarily delay pre-admission screenings for residents.
How good does your data need to be?
Jan 29, 2018
It’s a loaded question: How good does your data need to be? If we’re honest with ourselves, we must admit that we’re not perfect. Nor are the systems we create to help minimize error...
Sometimes a carrot is really a stick … but sometimes it’s 24-karat gold!
Nov 27, 2017
We all yearn for a time when value-based purchasing (and care) loses its originality. A time when motivations for providing excellent care and achieving excellent resident outcomes are aligned with reimbursement.
I know QA, but what Is QAPI?
Nov 08, 2017
Nobody likes change. If we all had a dollar every time we heard someone in our workplace say “but this is the way we’ve always done it” we’d all be independently wealthy.
Facility assessment, emergency preparedness and QAPI — a service delivery exercise
Jul 10, 2017
Your post-acute/long-term care organization should be well on its way to developing its Facility Assessment, Emergency Preparedness Plan and written QAPI plan for compliance by November 2017. The best...
QAPI in a box
May 11, 2017
It’s a lot of pressure, working in long-term care. People are becoming much more process-conscious and data-driven, more aware of competitors and more responsive to market research. Perhaps that’s...
Dementia care, QAPI the focus of Dec. 1 provider call
James M. Berklan
Nov 19, 2015
Skilled nursing providers will have a rich agenda to soak up Dec. 1 when the MLN Connects National Provider Call features a doctor pointing out how to better manage high-risk medications and a pharmacist...
Time to learn how to get QAPI program up and running
May 14, 2015
The latest installment in a series of webinars helping providers better deal with the MDS comes Thursday, when attendees can learn strategies for building and maintaining a strong QAPI in-facility program....
Minnix: We have outdated beliefs about aging
Apr 30, 2015
The focus of aging services over the next decade should be redefining age, improving practices, innovating solutions and transforming policy, the leader of a top senior care association declared Wednesday.