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Nursing Home Quality Improvement


An estimated 1.4 million Americans live in nursing homes on any given day and approximately 1 in 5, or 22 percent, suffers harm during their stay. Because nearly 60 percent of these incidents are deemed preventable, TMF Health Quality Institute has partnered with the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, Primaris in Missouri and the Quality Improvement Professional Research Organization, Inc. in Puerto Rico to form the TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), under contract with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to develop a strategy to guide local, state and national efforts in improving the quality of care in nursing homes and skilled-nursing facilities throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Texas.

A Collaborative Approach

The TMF QIN-QIO is recruiting long-term care communities and other providers to improve nursing home performance through enhanced consumer engagement, strengthened survey processes and standards, creation of strategic partnerships and the advancement of quality through innovation.

Goals for this five-year project ending 2019 include:

  • Achieve a score of six or better on the National Nursing Home Quality Composite Measure Score
  • Increase mobility of long-stay residents
  • Decrease antipsychotic medication use
  • Decrease healthcare-associated infections and other healthcare-acquired conditions
  • Decrease potentially avoidable hospitalizations

Benefits of Participation

Long-term care communities work directly with TMF QIN-QIO experts to achieve improvements at the systems-level and develop strategies to implement Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement principles, processes and resources. Additionally, participating sites have access to best practices and lessons learned to guide them in achieving measurable improvements by 2019.

Download this fact sheet (PDF) and view the following videos to learn more about the benefits of participating in the Nursing Home Quality Improvement project.

Join the Nursing Home Quality Improvement Network

Nursing home staff are encouraged to sign up for the Nursing Home Quality Improvement website to access the latest quality improvement tools and resources as well as information about upcoming educational events. Click here to create a free account and follow the prompts.

Quick Links

Download these resources to learn more about the Nursing Home Quality Improvement Network.

View resources for patients and families.

Contact Us

Nursing Home Quality Improvement
Fax: 512-334-1787



March 20, March 27 Two-Part Webinar

Older Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses: Overview and Strategies for Programming

Register today for this behavioral health workforce development webinar series hosted by the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center on Wednesday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The first session will discuss issues faced by older adults with serious mental illnesses (SMI), including a basic overview of the SMI population, SMI population growth, aging issues, health challenges, strengths and psychiatric symptoms. The second session will cover evidence-based, best-practice interventions to assist caregivers in supporting the growing SMI population.

April 16 Webinar

Antipsychotic Medication Reduction: A Psychiatrist’s Pearls for Progress, Challenges and Continued Improvement

Register today to attend this TMF Quality Innovation Network webinar on Tuesday, April 16, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT to hear from Ellen Fan, MD, who specializes in geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Fan will engage attendees in a discussion about assessing and evaluating appropriate antipsychotic medication use in nursing home residents, as well as applying strategies toward behavior management and antipsychotic medication reduction. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Save the Date: Aug. 12-13 LTC Conference

2019 HHS Quality in Long-Term Care Conference

Save the date for a two-day, free conference on providing quality long-term care (LTC), hosted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. Nationally and internationally recognized speakers will present evidence-based best practices, current health care trends and cutting-edge advances in LTC, aging and disabilities. The event will be held at the Sheraton Georgetown (Texas) Hotel & Conference Center. Registration will open May 1. Seating will be limited. For more information, email the HHS Quality Monitoring Program.

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