What Is The Right Hospital Readmission Rate?

What Is The Right Hospital Readmission Rate? Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine - April 2014 Q: We get a different readmission rate for our nursing center from several sources, so how do I tell which rate is right? A: Currently, there is no standard method that is used...

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THE TRUE LEGACY OF QIS

The True Legacy of QIS Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine - February 2014 While anecdotes and rumors abound regarding experience with the QIS process, little attention has been given to the first published study of QIS. It often takes several years to investigate the...

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The Four Cs: QIS Methods For QAPI Made Simple

The Four Cs: QIS Methods For QAPI Made Simple Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine - December 2013 This column offers a bridge between Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) and QIS methods using what I now refer to as the four Cs of implementing QAPI....

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Tracking Use Of Antipsychotics

Tracking Use Of Antipsychotics Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine - June 2012 Q. How does QIS address the use of psychoactive medications? A. QIS has included investigations related to the use of antipsychotic medications since it was first implemented in 2007. During...

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Measuring Rehab Outcomes

Measuring Rehab Outcomes Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine - April 2012 Q. How does QIS address rehabilitation and community discharge? A. Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are the largest provider of post-acute rehabilitation care and treat the most varied and...

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