LTC facilities can set themselves apart by fostering strong nurse leadership.
Better nursing work environments are associated with superior care.
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.
Even if your hospital isn’t applying to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, chances are that you have heard about it. And, that’s for good reason. Because any healthcare system can use the program’s framework and criteria to effectively and efficiently meet their missions and achieve their visions.
Learn about two Affordable Care Act measures that involve nurses in primary care.