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The 2012 Nursing Home Action Plan was released today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The plan is organized into 5 actionable strategies:
Details include planned updates to Nursing Home Compare, improving fire safety, revising surveyor guidance, QIS, civil money penalties, culture change activities, QAPI, Care Transitions, Health Facility Acquired Infections (HAIs), and initiatives for reducing re-hospitalizations and use of anti-psychotics.
The plan is based on a 3-part plan created by the agency to improve the U.S. health care system: