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Quality Measures

Administrators pan pay-for-performance

Most nursing home administrators do not believe that pay-for-performance initiatives lead to improved resident care or stronger bottom lines, according to findings recently published in the Journal of Aging and Social Policy.

Also in the news for June 5, 2014 . . .

New LTC pain management quality measures submitted … CMS ‘provider relations coordinator’ created to take questions on Medicare reviews … Few docs discuss end-of-life care with heart failure patients … Poor sleep leads to Alzheimer’s?

Pressure sore stats predict readmissions

Compared with other quality measures, pressure ulcer prevalence is particularly good at predicting whether a nursing home will readmit residents to the hospital, according to findings published recently in HSR: Health Services Research.

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