Nursing Home Care – Resources

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COVID-19 Holiday Leave Recommendations Letter to Nursing Homes, Residents, and Resident Family Member(s)/Representatives from CMS

To Nursing Homes, Residents, and Resident Family Member(s)/Representative(s), The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE) has been one of our nation’s greatest challenges and has especially taken a toll on the nation’s nursing home residents. CMS is committed to protecting the health and safety of nursing home residents at all times and especially …

CMS Sends Letter of Support Recommending Nursing Homes Partner with their QIO

As the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIOs) for Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma, Telligen understands the uniqueness of nursing home culture and practices across our four-state region.  Because of our quality improvement expertise, CMS is encouraging nursing homes to accept our cost-free expert assistance to strengthen care processes and more effectively protect the Medicare …

Join Telligen QI Connect™!

Improving healthcare quality for people living and working with Medicare Telligen QI Connect™ is a comprehensive quality improvement program that places healthcare providers and consumers at its center. You’ll join Affinity Groups designed to make an impact on the most challenging healthcare issues facing our communities today. Because whether you’re providing healthcare or receiving it, …

2018 All-Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Change Package

As nursing homes across the U.S. work to prevent, detect and mitigate certain categories of harm while honoring resident rights and preferences, this change package created by Telligen in November 2018 aims to serve as a key resource to improve quality of life through safer care for the nation’s 1.4 million nursing home residents. The …

Trauma-Informed Care Resources for Nursing Homes

Gain an understanding of what trauma-informed care is, the six key principles of trauma-informed approaches and resources and activities to support trauma-informed care in these excerpts from the Resources to Support Trauma Informed Care for Persons in Post-Acute and Long Term Care Settings document developed for nursing homes by Telligen’s National Coordinating Center (NCC) in …

Scoring Minimum Data Set (MDS) Section GG for Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM)

Section GG has been a part of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) for some time, but its role in skilled nursing facility (SNF) care planning and reimbursement becomes critical under the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) taking effect on October 1, 2019. Under PDPM, Section GG becomes essential to compute each patient’s clinical classification and SNF …

Telligen QIN-QIO Support Pauses on July 17, 2019

Dear Telligen partners: We wanted to let you know about some important news that will affect the quality improvement support that Telligen provides to your organization as a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO). As you may know, Telligen has been preparing for a new project cycle to continue to serve you as quality improvement …

Triggering Staff Reliability

Join Telligen for this webinar recorded in June 2019 as long-time licensed nursing home administrator David Farrell offers his insights and stories of his experiences leading transformational change in struggling inner-city nursing homes. David presents a person-centered approach to leadership that offers practical strategies that engage the staff, improve care and reduce staff absenteeism. You’ll …

The Magic of PsychPharm in Long-term Care

Reducing unnecessary medication use in long-term care is a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) priority and a best practice. In this Telligen webinar recorded in June 2019, the Colorado Dementia Partnership presents new tools and resources to help nursing homes maximize the ever- important psychopharmacology meetings.

Psychopharmacology Meeting for Long Term Care Communities with Tracking Tool

The Psychopharmacology (“PsychPharm”) Meeting is an opportunity for the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) to review psychotropic medication usage in the nursing home to ensure that: Medications are being prescribed for appropriate indications. Dose reductions are attempted at the required interval, unless contraindicated. Documentation justifies the continued use of medication. Non-pharmacological, person-centered approaches to treat symptoms have …