Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Resources for the Next Phase of the Quality Initiative

Ruta Kadonoff

On May 7, AHCA announced the expansion of our nationwide, multi-year initiative to improve quality care in skilled nursing care centers. Building on the progress achieved by the profession over the last three years, the next phase of the initiative includes eight measurable targets with a strategic focus in three goal areas: improvements in organizational success; short-stay/post-acute care; and long-term/dementia care. The goals of this phase of the initiative are closely aligned with those of policy makers who shape the environment in which our members operate. Addressing these goal areas will position members for better results on metrics that will be increasingly important not only to the quality of care for residents and patients, but also for business success as quality is increasingly linked with payment models.

So what’s the next step for you, our members working to advance quality in your centers on a daily basis? We encourage you to review the resources available to you at qualityinitiative.ahcancal.org. Your first stop should be the Getting Started Guide, which provides a quick overview of the goals and outlines a number of steps you can take to ensure you are making steady progress and achieving measurable results. READ MORE

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