Monday, March 2, 2015

Length of Stay Data Now Available on LTC Trend Tracker

LTC Trend Tracker continues to evolve and offer key data to help member organizations succeed! The online analytics tools now offers a Length of Stay (LOS) metric, which calculates the median LOS for all new admissions from a hospital. In addition, the LOS metric calculates 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

AHCA is continuously working 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 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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