Working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), led by TMF Health Quality Institute, in partnership with the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, is developing a strategy to guide local, state and national efforts to improve quality of care in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. As a collaborative effort, the TMF Quality Innovation Network is recruiting and partnering with long-term care communities and other providers throughout Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Texas, the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to improve nursing home quality and performance.
Facilities participating in this initiative will work with our industry experts to achieve the following goals over a five-year period, ending in 2024:
- Improve medication safety and the safe use of opioid medications.
- Prevent infections and improve antibiotic stewardship programs. Provide additional support to help facilities implement reporting modules from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network.
- Improve resident mobility and function to help prevent falls and pressure ulcers.
- Improve early recognition of change in resident’s condition to reduce emergency department visits and hospital admissions or readmissions.
- Improve your Nursing Home Compare total quality score through focused technical assistance.
For additional information about the initiative, visit Improve Long-Term Care in Nursing Homes and Skilled Nursing Facilities.