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      • What Are QAPI Programs in Long-Term Care?

        Published Oct 24 2017, 05:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • ACA
        • process improvement
        • long-term care
        • quality
        • CMS
        • LTC
        • outcomes

        How are CMS -driven QAPI quality measures helping long-term care facilities improve outcomes?

      • Nursing Leadership in Long-Term Care: Challenges and Strategies

        Published Jul 31 2017, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • long-term care
        • quality
        • LTC

        LTC facilities can set themselves apart by fostering strong nurse leadership.  

      • Conference Preview: NADONA/LTC 2016

        Published Jun 15 2016, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • NADONA
        • long-term care
        • LTC

        This year’s national conference will address the latest in LTC nursing. 

      • Predictive Technology Gets Personal

        Published Dec 30 2016, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • long-term care
        • technology
        • predictive modeling
        • prevention
        • Ginger.io app
        • LTC

        New predictive technology monitors an individual’s vitals and activity to allow a proactive approach to patient care.  

      • Joint Commission Seeks to Prevent Patient Falls

        Published Nov 18 2015, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Fall prevention
        • long-term care
        • TJC
        • sentinel events
        • patient falls
        • post-acute care
        • LTC
        • The Joint Commission

        New alert outlines contributing factors and suggested solutions. 

      • Reducing Readmissions: Solutions Beyond Penalties

        Published Nov 11 2015, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • ACA
        • Care transitions
        • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
        • Affordable Care Act
        • long-term care
        • hospital readmissions
        • post-acute care
        • CMS
        • LTC

        Financial incentives alone can’t fix this long-term problem

      • How Long-Term Care Facilities Can Improve Quality Scores

        Published Mar 16 2015, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • quality scores
        • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
        • nursing homes
        • long-term care
        • patient care
        • quality
        • CMS
        • nursing
        • LTC

        The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the Five Star Quality Rating System to help patients and their families evaluate quality when choosing long-term care (LTC) facilities. CMS recently changed the Five Star Quality Rating System criteria – and as a result, the tougher standards, revamped assessments and refined metrics have had a negative impact on LTC facilities’ quality ratings. 

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