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Technical support available for nursing homes through IPRO’s new Quality Care Collaborative

The Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization program is offering new opportunities for HANYS member nursing homes to participate in Medicare quality initiatives. This new CMS program, led by the IPRO QIN-QIO in New York state, provides free technical support and assistance to nursing homes that participate in the Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative, with an overarching goal to help improve care and delivery systems, enhance outcomes and attain organizational goals.

Over the next five years, the IPRO QIN-QIO’s quality improvement teams will work with participating nursing homes on evidence-based and data-driven methodologies to support improvements in CMS-identified topic areas, including decreasing opioid prescribing, infection prevention, reducing adverse drug events, emergency department visits and readmissions in the sub-acute population and improving quality measure scores.

Nursing homes that participate in the NHQCC will receive assistance to help transform the quality of care they provide, improve resident outcomes, increase satisfaction scores and elevate Star ratings. Members will have access to educational resources and tools, health information technology support, data analysis and reporting, peer to peer collaboration, person and family engagement insight and online learning at no cost.

Interested nursing homes can get more information, read frequently asked questions and complete the participation agreement online. Contact: Dora Fisher

Published March 13, 2020