The state’s rock-bottom reimbursement rate is affecting staffing and care. And it also creates a barrier preventing nursing home operators from being able to invest in new programs and upgrade facilities, measures that can improve the quality of care provided. Its effect is further reflected in rankings that show Texas has more one-star-rated nursing homes than other states, based on staffing. As a result, care suffers.
One of the lowest reimbursement rates in the country is fueling high turnover rates and a workforce crisis in Texas nursing homes…
Skilled Nursing Care Centers
The new quality metrics for skilled nursing centers have been chosen carefully. First, they are all tied together and reinforce each other. Success in one area will lead to success in the others. Second, we have aligned all four goals with top priorities for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) as well as Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), and with federal mandates that link financial outcomes to quality performance. The new targets are:
Learn more about the skilled nursing goals at qualityinitiative.ahcancal.org.
Assisted Living Communities
The Quality Initiative is also inspiring the state-based, assisted living profession to collect and report national quality data without a government mandate. Similar to the skilled nursing goals, all the assisted living goals work in tandem. The three-year goals for assisted living communities are:
Learn more about the assisted living goals at qualityinitiative.ncal.org.
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