Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Length of Stay Data Now Available on LTC Trend Tracker


AHCA members can now utilize the new Length of Stay (LOS) metric offered in LTC Trend Tracker, an online analytics tool that enables long term and post-acute care providers to access key information that can help their organization succeed. 

The new feature calculates the median LOS for all new admissions from a hospital, as well as the percentage of new admissions who have stays of seven, 14, 20 and 45 days or fewer. The LOS metric is:

· Based on MDS 3.0 data

· Calculated for new admissions regardless of payor status to a nursing center from a hospital

· Calculated based on the number of days between their admission and discharge from the Center

 This new feature is part of AHCA’s ongoing efforts to make LTC Trend Tracker a central place to access key data, including all the data CMS collects on skilled nursing centers. In addition, members can find exclusive, in-house measures to help gain insight on hospital readmissions and discharges to the community. They can also upload their RUG data and will soon be able to learn about CMS’s recent changes to the Five Star rating system.  

Visit www.LTCTrendTracker.com for more information and to learn about the new LOS metric.

Please contact the LTC Trend Tracker team with any questions.

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