Nursing Home Quality

LeadingAge and our members are dedicated to achieving excellence in quality of care and quality of life. We work closely with the Advancing Excellence in Nursing Homes Campaign and we even created our own program called Quality First.

  1. Hospital Proposed Rule Impacts Hospice,  Home Health and SNFs

    On April 14, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed regulation, Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2018 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements ...

  2. First SNF Quality Reporting due May 15 – 2% of Medicare Rate At-Risk

    CMS established the QRP for SNFs and other post-acute care providers based upon the requirements of the 2014 IMPACT Act. The main objective is to begin collecting common quality and patient data across post-acute providers. The SNF QRP will evaluate SNF performance on three defined ...

  3. CDC Releases Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes

    On Sept. 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes, a new set of materials designed ...