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  • Avoid hospital infections
  • Stay independent in a nursing home
  • Take medications more safely and understand them better
  • Get well-planned, coordinated care
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What You Can Do to Prevent Falls
What You Can Do to Prevent Falls

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Patient/Resident Safety Blog

  • Questions Are The Answer

    Questions Are The Answer

    Questions Are The Answer Help your patients get more involved in their healthcare by asking questions, talking with the healthcare team, and understanding their condition. Research shows that patients who have a good relationship with their healthcare team receive better care and are more satisfied. Patients and families who engage with healthcare providers ask good questions…
  • CMS Empowers Patients and Ensures Site-Neutral Payment in Proposed Rule

    CMS Empowers Patients and Ensures Site-Neutral Payment in Proposed Rule

      CMS Empowers Patients and Ensures Site-Neutral Payment in Proposed Rule Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) & Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) proposed rule advances CMS commitment to increasing transparency and lowering drug prices Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took steps to strengthen the Medicare program with proposed changes to ensure that…
  • Value-Added Activities in Antibiotic Stewardship

    Value-Added Activities in Antibiotic Stewardship

    Value-Added Activities in Antibiotic Stewardship Because antibiotic stewardship is so closely associated with clinical quality, the Quality Payment Program (QPP) includes several process measures related to appropriate antibiotic use. Antibiotic Stewardship is a proven strategy to improve clinical outcomes; promote patient safety; prevent adverse drug events and curtail the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria MIPS Quality…

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Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention

About one in every 25 patients admitted to a hospital gets an infection.

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Nursing Home Care

There are 1.4 million Americans living in our nation’s 15,600 nursing homes.

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Drug Safety

Medication errors are a leading cause of preventable harm for people aged 65 and over with Medicare.

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Care Coordination

One in five older adults in the U.S. is sent back to the hospital within 30 days of leaving it.