Nursing Home Abuse And Care Concerns

New nursing home quality rating measurements have been released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The new measurements will include data reported by hospitals. Originally the measurements were based fully on self-reported data. Below are the new measurements recently added:

  1. Percentage of short-stay residents who were successfully discharged to the community (Medicare claims- and Minimum Data Set (MDS)-based);
  2. Percentage of short-stay residents who have had an outpatient emergency department visit (Medicare claims- and MDS-based);
  3. Percentage of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission (Medicare claims- and MDS-based);
  4. Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function (MDS-based);
  5. Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened (MDS-based).

The new measurements will take full effect in January of 2017 to reflect on the quality ratings of nursing homes. For more, read the story

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