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Care in California Nursing Homes Improves Under Medicare Quality Initiative
Date:5/12/2008

be restraint-free at the end of each week if the homes met the challenge, and at each learning session the homes learned how they were doing trended over time. They also learned how their results compared to other homes participating in the collaborative.

From the start and throughout the program, evidence-based materials and tools were shared with participating homes online, in workshops, in teleconferences and on-site consultations. Lumetra's ongoing involvement on the Quality Improvement Subcommittee of the California Association of Healthcare Facilities (CAHF) and the Quality Advisory Committee for restraint reduction of the National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR) in California helps promote the goal of improving nursing home care on a broader scale.

Lumetra is a non-profit independent consulting organization dedicated to improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and integrity of healthcare. Lumetra provides an array of professional services that include medical review, health information technology, quality evaluation and improvement, marketing and communications, and data analysis to private and public entities. As California's Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, Lumetra works with healthcare providers across the state to ensure that every person receives the right care, every time. For more information, please visit http://www.lumetra.com.


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