Special Innovation Project:

Nursing Home Quality Improvement in Kentucky and Mississippi

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atom Alliance is working on a Special Innovation Project (SIP) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The purpose of the pilot project is to work collaboratively with nursing homes and long-term care facilities in Kentucky and Mississippi to improve quality-of-care concerns that represent the greatest potential patient harm.

We work with State Survey Agencies and volunteer nursing home facilities in Kentucky and Mississippi to analyze outcomes and identify those measures of quality most frequently cited as posing potential risks to residents. Volunteer facilities work with the Alliance and state agencies to develop and support widespread adoption of effective interventions to address these concerns.

atom Alliance designs tools, resources, training curriculum and educational programs to help facilities ensure safe, effective and consistent delivery of services for residents in long-term care facilities.

Contact Janet Pollock at Janet.Pollock@area-G.hcqis.org, Project Lead, for more information.

Read more about the project.

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