Nursing home staffing data – quarter 3, 2020

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AS RESIDENT POPULATION SHRINKS, NURSING HOMES REMAIN UNDERSTAFFED is the “subtitle” of the alert email I received on Friday, January 22, 2021 from the Long Term Care Community Coalition. January 22, 2021 – Staffing levels are a key predictor of nursing home resident outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies show that facilities with … Read More

Connecting people with data

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On January 15, 2021, CMS released a monthly update of data that provides a snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 on the Medicare population. The updated data show over 1.9 million COVID-19 cases among the Medicare population and over 493,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations.  The updated snapshot covers the period from January … Read More

Conversation and action guide to support staff well-being and joy in work during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

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“During the COVID-19 pandemic, health care leaders are working to support staff who are experiencing anxiety, stress, and intense demands. This guide — which builds on the IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work — includes actionable ideas that leaders can quickly test during the coronavirus response, and which can build the longer-term … Read More

Recent additions to OIG work plan

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OIG updates this dynamic, web-based Work Plan monthly to ensure that it more closely aligns with the work planning process. The monthly update includes the addition of newly initiated Work Plan items, which can be found on the Recently Added Items page. Beginning in January 2020, completed Work Plan items will remain … Read More