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How Does QIS Accommodate End-Of-Life Care?

How Does QIS Accommodate End-Of-Life Care? Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine - April 2015 In his recent book, "Being Mortal," Dr. Atul Gawande offers a current perspective on death and dying in the United States, highlighted by experiences with his dying patients and...

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How Can QIS Methods Improve Everyday Care?

How Can QIS Methods Improve Everyday Care? Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine - February 2015 It is correct to assume that faithfully replicating the QIS may lead to identifying "deficient practice," but to improve care requires going beyond what is contained in the...

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Does QIS Provide Quality-Of-Care Benchmarks?

Does QIS Provide Quality-Of-Care Benchmarks? Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine - December 2014 The answers yes, but not in the way that you might think. QIS provides a critical benchmark against which all nursing homes should be compared. This benchmark is the...

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Does QIS Make Five-Star Harder To ‘Game?’

Does QIS Make Five-Star Harder To ‘Game?’ Dr. Andy Kramer Provider Magazine - October 2014 The recent New York Times article entitled, “Medicare Star Ratings Allow Nursing Homes to Game the System,” caused quite a stir with the claim that the Five-Star Quality Rating...

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