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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Why Is Training Slowing?

Why Is Training Slowing? Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine - February 2012 Q. Why did CMS stop the QIS training in New Jersey, South Carolina and Arkansas? A. With half the states now trained in QIS and some Regional Office surveyors trained in each region, there have...

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Will Process Lead To Better Surveys?

Will Process Lead To Better Surveys? Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine - October 2011 Q. Does using the QIS process for quality improvement lead to better survey performance? A. We now have data on the pattern of use by nursing facility providers so that we can...

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Checking In On QIS Rollout Status

Checking In On QIS Rollout Status Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine - August 2011 Q. Is the QIS rollout proceeding as scheduled? A. The new contract year for Nursing Home Quality’s QIS training and implementation contract began on July 1, 2011, and QIS has already...

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