The New England QIN-QIO gathers resources from a variety of sources to bring you the latest information. Please review and use the resources in your facility.
Quality Improvement ToolsAntipsychotic ReductionIncontinence CarePain ManagementAligned InitiativesCDI, NHSN Trainings & Other HAIsAffinity GroupsSNF Quality Reporting Program
Quality Improvement Tools
Antipsychotic Medication Reduction
Incontinence Care Resources
Pain Management Resources
We hosted monthly, one-hour calls to provide technical assistance and peer learning concentrating on select quality measures. Affinity Groups follow a QAPI framework and include monthly action periods to drive quality improvement efforts.
Reducing Unnecessary Antipsychotic Medications
Managing Resident Bowel & Bladder Incontinence
Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program
On September 18, 2014, Congress passed the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (the IMPACT Act). The Act requires the submission of standardized data by Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Home Health Agencies (HHAs), and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs). The IMPACT Act establishes a quality reporting program (QRP) for SNFs.