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DA-6 - CMS Changes to Nursing Home Compare (NHC)

Wednesday, October 10
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
CE: NAB: 1.5 | Nurses 1.5

CMS has announced changes to Nursing Home Compare starting in October 2018. These changes include adding at least 7 new measures, six from the SNF QRP program, which were mandated by the IMPACT Act of 2014. And 1 long stay hospitalization measure. Hospitals, ACOs and Managed Care plans as well as consumers will likely use these measures. Changes to staffing measures in PBJ will also happen too. The impact on Five Star ratings will likely follow in the Spring of 2019. This session will cover the changes, the measure specifications and what it means for you as well as tips on what you can do to make sure your data is accurate and what you can do to improve your scores.

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Kiran Sreenivas, MS CPHQ

Research Director

Kiran Sreenivas is a Research Director at American Health Care Association (AHCA) in Washington, DC. He supports AHCA’s Quality Initiative, LTC Trend Tracker, and other projects aimed at improving lives and delivering solutions for quality care.

His passion is helping others use data to make informed decisions. Prior to joining AHCA, he worked four years at America’s Essential Hospitals on a collaborative to reduce hospital readmissions and hospital-acquired conditions, such as pressure ulcers and surgical site infections.

Kiran is currently working to earn a doctorate in public health at Johns Hopkins. He received his master’s in health policy at George Washington University and his bachelor’s in biology at Northwestern University.


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David Gifford, MD, MPH

Senior Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Afffairs
American Health Care Association

David Gifford, MD, MPH, is the Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at the American Health Care Association, the largest association in the country representing long term and post-acute care facilities. He helped create the department which assists providers become more effective and efficiient in deliveing high quality care and works with Federal officials on regulations and policies impacting the profession. Dr. Gifford also serves on the Boards of the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes campaign and the Baldrige Foundation. He is a former Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health and Chief Medical Officer for Quality Partners of Rhode Island where he directed CMS' national nursing home-based quality improvement effort. He is a geriatrician and has served as medical director of several nursing homes in Rhode Isand. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and conducted his geriatric fellowship at UCLA where he also earned his Master's in Public Health in Epidemiology.


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