An updated 32-page Appendices for Nursing Home Compare Quality Measure Technical Specificationswas posted late last week. It’s a pretty technical document that you might find interesting.
COVID-19 NH data for week ending January 3, 2021 is now available and carries a date of January 14, 2021. This message is found at the top of the dataset: This Socrata-powered site may be unavailable for routine maintenance from Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:00 PM CST to Saturday, January 16, 2021 … Read More
CMS has posted CMS Pandemic Plan – v. 3.1 Public Release with an effective date of January 11, 2021. This is a 91-page document. Here’s the Executive Summary: “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people and industries across the country, exacting a heavy toll on every American. The lives lost and the impact … Read More
On January 13, 2021, AARP issued 10 Steps to Reform and Improve Nursing Homes with a subtitle of Expert insights on how the industry should evolve in response to COVID-19. “The current system for funding and delivering long-term care services is a national crisis that we have to address,” says Bob Kramer, cofounder … Read More
2 new training events were announced by CMS on January 13, 2021 (I’ve bolded and italicized the PAC settings that will benefit from each training event): NEW TRAINING EVENT – From Data Elements to Quality Measures – Cross-Setting QRP Web-Based Training. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is … Read More