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2012 Nursing Home Action Plan Issued by CMS

by , Published On: Aug 28, 2012
2012 Action Plan

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:

  1. Enhance Consumer Engagement.
  2. Strengthen Survey Processes, Standards, and Enforcement.
  3. Promote Quality Improvement.
  4. Create Strategic Approaches through Partnerships.
  5. Advancing Quality through Innovation and Demonstration. 

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:

  1. Improving the individual experience of care.
  2. Improving the health of populations.
  3. Reducing the per-capita cost of care of populations.

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