Change Healthcare Solutions Conference: A Review

Change Healthcare Solutions Conference: A Review

A message from Amy Ostrem, Senior Product Manager, MatrixCare Over 900 people gathered in Phoenix, Arizona, the first week in October for the annual Change Healthcare conference. With over 160 education sessions to attend, the conference was packed with innovation…

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Zimmet Conference Highlights And PDPM

Zimmet Conference Highlights and PDPM

Written by Amy Ostrem, Senior Product Manager, MatrixCare. In August, I had the pleasure of attending several excellent educational sessions at the Zimmet Conference held in Atlantic City, NJ. The expert insights and presentations were superior. Over 1,200 people with…

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Plan, Do, Study, Act And Repeat

Plan, Do, Study, Act and Repeat

Plan-Study-Do-Act (PSDA) is a key tool to help skilled nursing providers with Quality Assurance Process Improvement (QAPI). In my last blog, I reviewed the fundamentals of QAPI. The underlining theme being improvement that results in a better outcome. The Centers…

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QAPI Basics For Skilled Nursing

QAPI Basics for Skilled Nursing

Let's start with the basics. Quality assurance has been around since the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act nursing home reforms. However, the Affordable Care Act of 2010 strongly emphasizes quality for all of healthcare. Then, the addition of performance improvement within…

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8 Questions On Using Data In QAPI

8 Questions on Using Data in QAPI

We recently held a webinar focused on collecting, analyzing and communicating data in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI). By November 2019, all skilled nursing facilities will need a QAPI program that focuses on systems of care, outcomes of care and…

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