Navigation Links
AAHSA Statement on CMS Five-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes
Date:12/17/2008

From Larry Minnix, president & CEO

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was delivered by Larry Minnix, President and CEO of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging:

AAHSA believes there should be two types of nursing homes: the excellent and the non-existent. Quality should be an automatic public expectation.

The five-star rating system is a great idea prematurely implemented. We support a consumer-friendly nursing home rating system based on reliable quality information that the public can understand. But what is being launched tomorrow is poorly planned, prematurely implemented and ham-handedly rolled out.

Together, government and providers must be responsible, transparent and accountable for taking care of vulnerable seniors. CMS has key responsibility for defining, measuring and overseeing quality. Data provided by the government must be accurate, reliable, timely, and friendly.

The rating system is based on three pillars: clinical measures, staffing levels and inspection reports. The staffing component is a snapshot and requires much immediate work because staffing is the best proxy for quality. Inspection data is inconsistent.

What needs to be improved about the Five-Star Rating system is:

  • Immediate development of a data collection tool around staffing.
  • Coordination of the rating system with the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes campaign.
  • Overhaul of the survey and certification system with funding provided for a new system.
  • Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement that flows through directly for caregiving. The dollars follow the caregiver should be the mantra.

CMS and providers need to provide guidance to consumers on other
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Three AAHSA Leaders Named to NonProfit Times Power and Influence Top 50 List
2. Samarion(SM) to Demonstrate Unprecedented Fall Prevention Component of Enterprise Quality Improvement System for LTC Facilities at the AAHSA 2008 Annual Meeting & Exposition
3. AAHSA Survey and Certification Task Force: The System Is Broken and Cant Be Fixed
4. AAHSA Statement: Therapy Caps Ration Care
5. AAHSA Statement on Nursing Home Rating System
6. Statement From Larry Minnix, President & CEO, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) on the Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing, Caring for Our Seniors: How Can We Support the Frontlines?
7. AAHSA Applauds Medicare Payment Advisory Commissions (MedPAC) Draft Recommendations for Revising the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Payment System
8. An ESC statement on gender differences in medical care and survival after myocardial infarction
9. AMERIGROUP Files Shelf Registration Statement
10. American Academy of Dermatology Issues Statement on FDA Report to Congress About Labeling Information on Indoor Tanning Devices
11. CU Statement on FDA Position on Mercury From Fish Consumption
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2014)... Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Insomnia ... Francis helps listeners understand how they unknowingly developed insomnia and ... have restful nights during. Tune in to the show ... The show airs live on August 30, and will ... more information on programming, go to DrCarolFrancisTalkRadio.com. , ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Hastings and Hastings, a ... located throughout Arizona is pleased to report having saved ... specific example among many cases where Hastings and Hastings ... to retain a greater portion of their settlement or ... providing a positive solution for Arizona car accident victims ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... "My niece developed a nighttime fever, and I ... fever might get worse," said an inventor from Montgomery, ... how she was doing, I developed this monitoring system." ... a child's temperature. The unit instantly alerts parents if ... medical care can be given, which is designed to ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... "I had a handicapped friend who could not walk along ... Wetumpka, Ala. "In order to help her be able to ... up with a way for her to use her crutches ... patent-pending Deezers to allow crutches to be used on uneven ... or canes at the beach. The device reduces the risk ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... WA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 One of ... this era is the gluten-free diet. Originally meant for sufferers ... become a catchall for people who are looking to get ... However, not only is this kind of information erroneous, it ... health problems because of a drastic change in their ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sleepless Nights, Exhausting Days, Mental Fog – Relief for Insomnia With Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carol Francis 2Health News:Hastings and Hastings Is Pleased To Report Having Saved A Client $67,100 On A Settlement Of $610,000 2Health News:“What is Gluten: Three Things You Need to Know Before Adopting a Gluten-Free Diet” Reveals What Readers Need to Know About the Benefits of a Strict Gluten Diet - Vinamy 2
... Unique off-label marketing case results in $425M ... government,s investigation,into Cephalon Inc.,s illegal marketing practices ... plea by the pharmaceutical company began,in January ... Ohio., The sales representative, Bruce Boise, ...
... Bear Bryant,Awards committee of the American Heart Association has ... has been named the,2009 winner of its, Lifetime Achievement ... Award at the Paul Bear,Bryant College Football Coaching Awards ... in Houston. The award recognizes excellence in,coaching on and ...
... pharmacy chain Walgreens has paid the United ... resolve allegations of falsely billing,the Medicaid program, ... submitted claims to Medicaid agencies in four ... both by Medicaid and by,private third-party insurance. ...
... More and more cancer patients are,looking for treatment ... of,life during difficult treatment regimens., ... at:, http://media.medialink.com/WebNR.aspx?story=35774 ) Philips Research is developing ... the effectiveness and reduce the side,effects of chemotherapy ...
... study also finds too many clinicians still using ... -- In children and teens, individual and group ... stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma symptoms, say ... studies on the subject. , However, despite the ...
... it a “carrier of choice” for many in the medical device ... ... -- All medical devices share a critical need regardless of their ... the supply chain. For medical devices traveling to cross border ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Ohio Sales Rep's Information Launched Massive Government Investigation of Cephalon 2Health News:Ohio Sales Rep's Information Launched Massive Government Investigation of Cephalon 3Health News:Ohio Sales Rep's Information Launched Massive Government Investigation of Cephalon 4Health News:Barry Switzer to Receive Paul 'Bear' Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award 2Health News:Walgreens Pays U.S. $9.9 Million to Settle Medicaid Prescription Drug Allegations 2Health News:Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Best for Traumatized Youths 2Health News:Medical Device Producers Express Interest in Purolator USA's Express Service and Customer Service 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014  United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR ... the District of New Jersey ... against Sandoz, Inc. regarding United Therapeutics, Remodulin ® ... that U.S. Patent No. 6,765,117 is both valid and ... its generic product until the expiration of that patent ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... -- ChemImage will present a workshop focused on hyperspectral ... Science Society,s 22 nd International Symposium on ... .  Forensic Scientists will be in attendance ... can bring to examination procedures. ... Development at ChemImage, will host a workshop during ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... MENLO PARK, Calif. , Aug. 29, 2014 ... DMPI) ("DelMar" "the Company") today announced the filing of ... recently changed its fiscal year end to June 30th ... common stock on a national securities exchange in the ... filed with the United States Securities Exchange Commission can ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:District Court Decision Received In Remodulin Patent Case 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 2DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 4DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 5
... Craftsmanship have produced the finest ... Ocutek now makes them available ... the coveted Meisterbrief certificate, which ... qualified to become Ocutek instrument ...
... of German Craftsmanship have produced ... the world. Ocutek now makes ... holders of the coveted Meisterbrief ... apprenticeship, are qualified to become ...
... Centuries of German Craftsmanship have ... in the world. Ocutek now ... Only holders of the coveted ... eight-year apprenticeship, are qualified to ...
Medtronic Ophthalmics offers a comprehensive selection of corneal trephine,blades and handles. Handcrafted, sharp, uniform blade edges promote a,symetrical and vertical cut of all corneal layers....
Medicine Products: