All posts by New England QIN-QIO Patient & Family Advisory Council

Implementation of Standardized Patient Surveys Helps to Improve Patient Satisfaction Scores

The Bane Care Management team looked at the overall CoreQ Score for calendar year 2017 to ascertain the benchmark of the top 10% performers in the 300+ skilled nursing facility database. The top 10% performers averaged a 91% overall CoreQ Score. The overall CoreQ Score average for all skilled nursing facilities in the database was … Continue reading Implementation of Standardized Patient Surveys Helps to Improve Patient Satisfaction Scores

Meet Poppy from Maine

PoppyI enjoy working with the other PFAC advisors and with the liaisons from the QIN-QIO – we are partners in this work of advancing quality in healthcare.

The open-mindedness of the New England QIN-QIO PFAC is great, and I appreciate that I can participate locally, within my own community. As a member of this group, I have provided feedback, shared medical experience narratives, and worked on initiatives including the antibiotic stewardship program.

How Does the Bipartisan Budget Act Impact MIPS?

On February 9, 2018, the Bipartisan Budget Act was signed into law. Under the Bipartisan Budget Act there were several elements that affect eligible clinicians (ECs) and groups in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and will take effect in the 2018 performance year. Calculation of the low-volume threshold MIPS participation eligibility is determined through … Continue reading How Does the Bipartisan Budget Act Impact MIPS?

From Two-Star to Five-Star: One Nursing Home’s Successful Journey to Quality Improvement

Five Star Nursing Home Windsor Health and Rehabilitation Center, LLC is a family-owned and operated 108-bed skilled nursing facility serving the Greater Hartford and Greater Springfield areas. Under new ownership since January 1, 2016, the facility offers a range of care options, including short term, long-term rehabilitation, and skilled nursing services which includes orthopedic, stroke, cardiac, pulmonary rehab, post-transplant care, wound management, and end-of-life care.

QIOs In Action: New England QIN-QIO Helps Improve Access to Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring

Nationwide, approximately 75 million — or one in every three — American adults have high blood pressure or hypertension, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. States are also feeling the burden of this disease. In New Hampshire, one in four adults has hypertension, and only 33 percent of these individuals have their … Continue reading QIOs In Action: New England QIN-QIO Helps Improve Access to Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring