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Improving Quality Measures in Qsource Nursing Homes

January 25th, 2018|

When it comes to Composite Scores, the lower the better. Scores are comprised of 13 long-stay quality measures. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has set a national goal for nursing homes to achieve a 6.00 or less.

Strategic Partnership Helps Nursing Homes Report Infections

April 7th, 2017|

In November of 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) finalized new reporting regulations for participating long-term care facilities.

Qsource Teams Up with Nursing School to Improve Long-Term Care

January 26th, 2017|

Qsource Teams Up with Nursing School to Improve Long-Term Care
Originally posted by University of Mississippi Medical Center on September 26, 2016

A collaboration between the University of Mississippi School of Nursing and Information & Quality Healthcare, a member of the Qsource, a five-state Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization providing services in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and

Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Nursing Homes Declining Regionally

September 26th, 2016|

MEMPHIS, TENN. — Qsource, a regional Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) working under contract to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), reports steady progress in its second year of a multi-year effort to reduce unnecessary use of antipsychotic medications among nursing home residents in the states it serves. Across the Qsource region, which includes Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee, program efforts resulted in a 12.9 percent relative improvement rate; reducing the unnecessary prescribing and use of antipsychotic medications from 22.67 in 2013 to 19.75 percent in 2015.

More Than 10 Million People with Medicare Have Saved over $20 Billion on Prescription Drugs Since 2010

February 9th, 2016|

The Department of Health and Human Services released today new information that shows that millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare continue to save on prescription drugs and see improved benefits in 2015 as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

Nursing Facility Initiative Annual Report

February 4th, 2016|

Today we released the annual report summarizing impacts from the Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents in 2014. This three-year-old initiative is designed to test ways to reduce avoidable hospitalizations among long-stay nursing facility residents.

HHS-CMS Team Receives Highest Award from the Department of Health and Human Services

December 1st, 2015|

Last month, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), honored the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) National Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Team for its work in reducing patient harm and readmissions in hospitals across the United States.