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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

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Telephone Number: (202) 898-2824


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David Gifford, MD, MPH

Senior Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Afffairs and Chief Medical Officer
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 in their quality improvement efforts and works with Administration officials on regulations and policies impacting the profession. Dr. Gifford also serves on the Board of the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes campaign. 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 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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Telephone Number: (202) 898-3161

PAC donor level: Platinum Plus

Staff: AHCA/NCAL Staff


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