How have the new regulation and the new survey process changed the issues that surveyors are citing?
How have the new regulation and the new survey process changed the issues that surveyors are citing? Dr. Andy Kramer June 2018 Even with the relatively small number of surveys that have been completed and reported in Nursing Home Compare using the new “Hybrid Survey”...read more
With potential reductions in payments, why should nursing centers invest in improving quality? Dr. Andy Kramer May 2018 Providing the best possible quality is increasingly a challenge with growing expectations of nursing centers, increasingly frail...read more
Where should a nursing center focus its QAPI programs? Dr. Andy Kramer February 1, 2018 If there was ever a time when skilled nursing centers should pay attention to what is taking place in their local markets and where they can provide the most value, it...read more
The Role of QAPI in Preparing for the New Survey Process Dr. Andy Kramer December 4, 2017 I have been asked often about details of the new survey process, and how best to replicate it for Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) purposes. My response is...read more
CMS is Asking Skilled Nursing Centers to Rise to the Challenge Dr. Andy Kramer October 2, 2017 The New Rule of Participation is not really “new.” Rather, it represents a culmination of society’s growing expectations for eldercare, and the evolving changes in what is...read more
Facility Assessment: Positioning for the Future Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine - August 2017 Long term/post-acute providers may be thinking of the facility assessment as just another paper regulation that detracts from the day-to-day business of providing care to...read more
Navigating the New Rule: Changes to Quality of Care Regulations Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine - June 2017 At the core of changes to the quality of care regulations are two central themes: 1.) the need to care for more severely ill and frail elders, either during...read more
Navigating The New Rule: Infection Prevention and Control Program Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine - April 2017 The addition of the word “prevention” into the previous regulation for a nursing center’s infection control program signals an important evolution in the...read more
Navigating The New Rule: Person-Centered Care Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine - February 2017 This month's column builds on the December Quality Forum about the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Rules for Participation in Medicare and Medicaid,...read more
I have seen articles calling the industry’s response to the new CMS rule ‘fearmongering‘ and ‘hype… don’t buy it.’ Shouldn’t I be concerned?
I have seen articles calling the industry’s response to the new CMS rule ‘fearmongering‘ and ‘hype... don’t buy it.’ Shouldn’t I be concerned? Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine - December 2016 I have also seen both vendors and conference speakers downplay the new...read more