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We are pleased to announce the Nursing Home Quality Measure Composite Score Honor Roll

Great Plains QIN wants to recognize nursing homes that have participated in the Great Plains Quality Care Collaborative efforts to improve care and applaud those who received this honor.

The Nursing Home Quality Measure Composite Score is derived from 13 National Quality Forum (NQF)-endorsed Long-Stay Quality Measures to monitor quality improvement from a systems perspective. The goal is for nursing homes to attain a Nursing Home Quality Composite Score of 6.00 or less.  Nursing homes on the Honor Roll have achieved a Nursing Home Quality Measure Composite Score of six or less for at least one month [between April 2015 and January 2019].

“Nursing homes on the Honor Roll have demonstrated a focus on safety and quality,” said Brenda Groves, LPN, CADDCT, CDP, Great Plains QIN quality improvement consultant. “We applaud the hard work of nursing home facilities and their commitment to provide excellent long-term care.”

Nursing homes can utilize the toolkit to download materials, such as a press release, social media messaging memes and the honor roll recipient list.

The Great Plains Quality Care Collaborative is a part of the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative, which strives to instill sustainable quality and performance improvement practices, eliminate healthcare-acquired conditions and improve resident satisfaction and safety. The National Collaborative focuses on systems that impact quality, which include staffing, operations, communication, leadership, compliance, clinical models, quality of life indicators and specific clinical outcomes, such as mobility, inappropriate antipsychotic use for persons living with dementia and healthcare-associated infections.

Nursing homes participating in the Great Plains Quality Care Collaborative focus on processes that improve their systems and measure individual tests of change. Specifically, they are using their Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) improvement cycle results, clinical outcomes measures, and composite scores to initiate and sustain improvements. The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network has been a long-time supporter and partner of the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative.

The Composite Score is not intended to replace or supersede existing local or federal initiatives, including the 5-star rating system, but is offered as another way to look at quality from a systems perspective.

Congratulations to Honor Roll Recipients in our Region!