Quality

Quality has always been our goal at LeadingAge. Today, delivering quality care and services can have a direct impact on our organization’s revenue, referrals and most importantly, our reputation as providers. To achieve the quality our elders deserve, organizations must adopt a quality culture, measure quality indicators, and continually strive to improve.  

  1. CAST Leads LTPAC Health IT Summit June 24-26

    LTPAC Health IT Summit Highlights LeadingAge CAST is convening this year's long-term and post-acute (LTPAC) Health IT Summit for the first time. Themed Technology ...

  2. Congressional Advisory Groups Issue June Reports on Medicare and Medicaid

    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has held several meeting sessions exploring analyses of referral patterns of Medicare beneficiaries who were sent to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and home health agencies (HHAs) and found that for many beneficiaries, another nearby provider offered better quality care, though ...

  3. Opioid Legislation Advancing in Congress

    The measures include proposals to encourage development and use of non-opioid pain relief alternatives; to increase physician and public awareness of the dangers of opioid addiction and of alternative treatments; to facilitate the use of telehealth and electronic health records to track use of opioid prescription medication; ...

  4. SNF PPS Proposed Rule: LeadingAge Developing Comments

    In addition to payment updates, changes to the SNF Value-based Payment program and SNF Quality Reporting program, and an opportunity to influence what is excluded from consolidated billing in the future, the proposed rule also includes a proposal for a comprehensive change to how SNFs are paid called the patient drive payment ...

  5. FY2019 SNF PPS Proposed Rule Analysis – Part III: PDPM Summary

    LeadingAge staff will provide analysis on the three key aspects of the FY2019 SNF PPS proposed rule, which CMS issued April 27, 2018:  SNF prospective payment rates including a proposal for a new case mix methodology to replace the current RUGs-IV, called Patient-Driven Payment Model; Updates ...