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This webpage provides links and resources to training available and a discussion of required training for RN assessment coordinators who sign Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 item Z0500 for residents with Medicaid reimbursement.


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Date Added: 02/19/2018
Date Last Modified: 09/21/2018

This Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) website provides links and resources for MDS completion. It also includes links to other state’s MDS websites.


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Date Added: 02/19/2018
Date Last Modified: 09/21/2018

This tool allows for documentation of the steps completed through the quality improvement process.


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Date Added: 06/20/2018
Date Last Modified: 06/19/2018

This Texas Health and Human Services website provides links and resources for MDS completion. It also includes links to other state’s MDS websites.


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Date Added: 06/01/2014
Date Last Modified: 02/19/2018

This change package is intended for nursing homes participating in the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative led by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Medicare Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs), to improve care for the millions of nursing home residents across the country.


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Date Added: 12/15/2014
Date Last Modified: 12/20/2017

Appendix PP of the CMS State Operations Manual offers day-to-day operating instructions, policies and procedures as a guide to surveyors of long-term care facilities.


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Date Added: 05/21/2014
Date Last Modified: 11/30/2017

These instructions will assist you in developing a dashboard, which can be helpful way to monitor the progress of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) in your organization by tracking key performance indicators.


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Date Added: 09/18/2017
Date Last Modified: 09/13/2017

View this flyer for information and resources on composite scores and how to achieve a score of six or less.


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Date Added: 09/18/2017
Date Last Modified: 09/13/2017

Use this guide to implement leadership rounding in your facility, a process in which leaders speak directly with staff and residents about their organization’s services and care. This resource will help you monitor your progress in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) initiatives.


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Date Added: 09/15/2017
Date Last Modified: 09/12/2017

This how-to guide, developed by the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network, can help nursing homes write their Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) plan.


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Date Added: 09/07/2017
Date Last Modified: 09/07/2017

This article discusses how PEPPER can assist Skilled Nursing Facilities with compliance and performance improvement. PEPPER is a provider-specific report that supports the federal initiative to reduce the likelihood of improper Medicare payments, and assists organizations with comparative activities related to coding, billing, documentation review and resource utilization.


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Date Added: 05/17/2017
Date Last Modified: 05/17/2017

CMS has added the February 2014 OIG report on Adverse Events in SNFs as well as a listing of Potentially Preventable Adverse Events, the Adverse Drug Event Trigger Tool, Acronyms Related to Adverse Events & a comment they will add more tools and resources.


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Date Added: 02/06/2017
Date Last Modified: 02/06/2017

These standardized guidelines can effectively improve geriatric care and are feasible to implement in the emergency department. The document is the product of two years of consensus-based work that included representatives from the American College of Emergency Physicians, The American Geriatrics Society, Emergency Nurses Association, and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.


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Date Added: 02/01/2017
Date Last Modified: 02/01/2017

Find the current version of the RAI Manual in the Download section of the CMS webpage.


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Date Added: 05/23/2013
Date Last Modified: 01/25/2017

The IHI Skilled Nursing Facility Trigger Tool for Measuring Adverse Events provides an easy-to-use method for accurately identifying adverse events (harm) and measuring the rate of adverse event incidence over time in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).


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Date Added: 08/30/2016
Date Last Modified: 08/30/2016

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