National Imperative from The National Academies Press Focuses on Nursing Home Quality 

April 06, 2022

Providing high-quality care for all nursing home residents requires collaboration among federal and state governments, health care providers, payers, and others to completely transform the way nursing home care is delivered, financed, and regulated, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  

The National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality: Honoring Our Commitment to Residents, Families, and Staff starts with a foundational goal — providing person-centered care that honors residents’ values and preferences. The report calls for the development of quality measures for areas such as palliative care and psychosocial and behavioral health, the development of an overall health equity strategy for nursing homes, and the collection and reporting of information about resident and family satisfaction via Care Compare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website that reports on nursing home quality. 

Altarum’s Anne Montgomery offered knowledge, data, and expert opinion for this consensus study from The National Academies Press. The report features Altarum’s System Change Tracking Tool and social isolation survey.   

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