5-Star Preview Reports are Here! Clarification to Reflections blog Q&A #4

We knew it was coming and it is here. CMS released the 5-Star preview reports yesterday and they can be downloaded from your CASPER folder in QIES. This data is what will be publicly reported on or around October 28th on the Nursing Home Compare and Care Compare websites. There are a few things to… Continue reading 5-Star Preview Reports are Here! Clarification to Reflections blog Q&A #4

SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) 2021 – Q&A

On October 15th, Broad River Rehab Reflections Provided a Webinar detailing the following as well as the anticipated October 2020 Nursing Home Compare/Care Compare refresh and new quality measures. What is the IMPACT Act? The Quality Reporting Program (QRP). A history of the current QRP measures. The 6 QRP measures new to NHC/Care Compare in… Continue reading SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) 2021 – Q&A

Coming Soon to QRP – Healthcare Acquired Infections

Infection control is most definitely the theme of the day. SNFs are under scrutiny like never before related to infection control and prevention. In a recent Regulatory Reminder, we detailed the recent Interim Final rule related to increased COVID testing requirements and the resulting changes to the COVID-19 Focused Survey pathways. In a recent McKnight’s… Continue reading Coming Soon to QRP – Healthcare Acquired Infections

The New Nursing Home Compare: Care Compare

There is always something new just waiting around the corner and sometimes you don’t know it’s there until you come face to face with it. As it happens, late last week, CMS quietly finalized the Nursing Home Compare overhaul by launching a planned consolidated site called Care Compare.  The CMS press release from last week… Continue reading The New Nursing Home Compare: Care Compare