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Session Description: In 2012, the CMS Innovation Center, in partnership with the Medicare/Medicaid Coordination Office, funded projects in seven states to improve the quality of care for residents in nursing homes with the chief outcome measure being to reduce avoidable hospitalizations. The organizations involved partner with nursing homes to implement evidence-based interventions aimed at improving care and lowering costs. The projects now have >3 years’ experience in implementing deep systems change in nursing homes. In this session, four of the project medical directors will present “lessons learned” and examples of quality improvement initiatives that have been successful in their facilities. Barriers and facilitators to change will be discussed. Attendees will gain important knowledge that they can use in implementing quality and safety initiatives in their facilities.
Recognize barriers to the provision of high-quality, person-centered care in long-stay nursing home residents.
Describe strategies that can be used to overcome barriers related to providers, nursing staff, and communications issues.
Explain the role of the CMS Innovations Grant awardees in improving care for frail nursing home residents and improving systems of care in the nursing home.
Describe how the principles of quality improvement used by the different projects could be translated to any nursing home.
Speaker(s): Charles A. Crecelius, MD, CMD, PhD Russell Evans, RN, BSN, MHA Clare Hays, MD, CMD Steven Phillips, MD
Disclosure(s): Steven Philips: Has a financial disclosure;Think Research of Canada:own common shares
MD, PhD, CMD,
Medical Director, Post Acute Care,
Barnes Jewish Christian Medical Group