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New Feature: Short Stay QM Trend Graphs Are Now Available

November 29, 2016

By clicking the View State & National Statistics. button from the National Nursing Home Quality Improvement (NNHQI) Campaign home page, users can view trend graphs for six short stay quality measures. All website visitors can view state and national medians and state and national 10th/90th percentiles. Homes registered with the NNHQI Campaign may view their …

American Diabetes Month: Shared Decision Making in Action

November 28, 2016

By Christopher St. Clair, PharmD, ORISE Fellow and Clydette Powell, MD, MPH, FAAP, Director, Division of Health Care Quality, ODPHP Each November, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) sponsors American Diabetes Month — a time for us to come together to help realize ADA’s vision of a life free of diabetes and its burdens. As part …

National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes Data

October 27, 2016

The report includes national, regional and state data beginning with 2011Q2 and ending with 2016Q2.

CMS Announces Final Rule for Medicare Quality Payment Program

October 27, 2016

The Quality Payment Program has two tracks you can choose: Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) or the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Click here.


Tip Sheet on Testing Change, Starting Small

October 19, 2016

This tip sheet is a great resource on how to test change using a PDSA cycle. Tips on how to start small and collect data are also provided. This material was prepared by Telligen, National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign contractor, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of …

Celebrate the first day of fall with Fall Prevention Awareness Day

September 22, 2016

Healthcare providers play an important role in falls prevention Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans. In 2014 alone, older Americans experienced 29 million falls causing seven million injuries and costing an estimated $31 …

New C. difficile (Infections) Tracking Tool

September 7, 2016

Version 2.0 of the C. difficile Tracking Tool flags NHSN reportable cases. Working with the CDC, we’ve focused the C. difficile (Infections) Tracking Tool to support homes that would like to report data to CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). • By collecting just 3 fields, the tool automatically classifies all CDI positive lab events• The tool …

Who Needs Flu Vaccine CDC Microsite

September 7, 2016

Check out the new CDC microsite, chock full of resources to help you increase flu vaccination rates among your staff.

Healthy Aging Starts with Healthy Eating

August 24, 2016

When Telligen Senior Quality Improvement Facilitator Lori Parsons teaches Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) classes in Iowa nursing homes, she always invites the staff to participate. The classes teach people with diabetes and those who care for them how to manage their carbohydrates to better control the condition. The dietary director at The New Homestead in …


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