FY 2025 SNF VBP Program March 2024 Quarterly Reports Available

The March 2024 Quarterly Confidential Feedback Reports for the fiscal year (FY) 2025 Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Program are now available to download via the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES). These reports contain interim stay-level data for the SNF 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM) for …

Bed Safety: Tips to Stay Out of the Danger Zone!

Performing bed safety checks is often an essential duty of the maintenance supervisor. However, the risk to residents of injury or even death while they are in bed is a serious matter, and the DNS has a responsibility to ensure their safety. This article will discuss the “danger zones” that …

Study: Staff Assumptions About Race Affect Care Variability for Residents With Advanced Dementia (1/22)

Remedies include addressing staff biases, increasing funding for facilities, standardizing advance-care planning, and educating staff and families about evidence-based care and shared decision making BOSTON – A new study published on January 24, 2022, in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine (JAMA IM) found several factors – …