TMF’s quality improvement consulting team works with nursing homes through a variety of projects to help them improve care for their residents.
Nursing Home Quality Improvement
Working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), led by TMF Health Quality Institute in Texas, in partnership with the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, Primaris in Missouri and the Quality Improvement Professional Research Organization, Inc. in Puerto Rico, is developing a strategy to guide local, state and national efforts in improving quality of care in nursing homes and skilled-nursing facilities.
As a collaborative effort, the TMF QIN-QIO is recruiting and partnering with long-term care communities and other providers throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Texas to improve nursing home quality and performance by focusing on enhanced consumer engagement, strengthened survey processes and standards, the creation of strategic partnerships and the advancement of quality through innovation.
Communities and other providers participating in this initiative will work with our industry experts to achieve the following goals over a five-year period, ending in 2019:
- Achieve a score of six or better on the Nursing Home Quality Composite Measure Score
- Improve the mobility of long-stay residents
- Decrease unnecessary use of antipsychotic medications
- Decrease healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and other healthcare-acquired conditions
- Decrease potentially avoidable hospitalizations