Assignment Title – Nursing Home Compare Portal – Evaluating the Data Available t

by | Mar 19, 2022 | Healthcare

Assignment Title – Nursing Home Compare Portal
– Evaluating the Data Available to the Public – this is a new assignment for this class and reflects the
growing importance of this web based tool.
This is assignment is worth Twenty- six (26) points.
Purpose and Explanation of Assignment:
Now that we have completed Regulation and
Quality Management (Chapter 5, 6, 17 )in the text, and the NY Times article,
“Medicare Rating System Allows Nursing Homes to Game the System”), we
will examine how they are applied and made available to the public through the
Nursing Home Compare Portal.
To comply with OBRA 1987, CMS created a
website (www.medicare.gov) and portal (Nursing Home Compare) that provides
data and information for every nursing home that operates in the United
States. This data is available to everyone. To help consumers
understand the data, The Federal Government uses a Five (5) Star evaluation
summary since this concept is familiar to most consumer (Five Star designation
is the best, One Star is the worst). The information included on the portal
is: general characteristics about the facility (bed size, auspices),
results from government inspections, staffing levels for RNs, LPNs
and CNAs, and clinical outcome measure (Quality Indicators).
Staffing levels and Quality Indicators include state and federal averages for
comparison purposes. It is important for nursing home administrator to be
familiar with the data posted in the Portal, since it is available to
consumers, managed care organizations, consumer groups and competitors.
Nursing home administrators should be able to manage this data. This
included addressing and negative outcomes reported, communication with the residents,
their families and the public, and Quality/Process Improvement activities
addressing the negative outcomes reported
Assignment
Students are to select one (1) facility using
the Nursing Home Compare Portal (use a local zip code to pick the facility to
review). Using the data available, assess this facility. The
evaluation should:
·
Describe
general characteristics (i.e.: this is a 200 bed not profit facility
operating in Brooklyn)
·
Discuss
recent inspections and issue (deficiencies) identified
·
Discuss
staffing levels compared to state and federal averages.
·
Discuss
Quality Indicators compared to state and federal averages
·
Review
how they impact the Five Star rating
·
If
you were the nursing home administrator, how would you view these
results? Explain your conclusion. Prioritize any activities you
would want to implement and explain why. Be realistic in your
recommendations, keeping in mind that there are always limited financial
resource available
THE FA THE FACILITY I CHOOSE IS LINDEN CENTER FOR NURSING REHABILITATION IN BROOKLYN NEW YORK.
Linden Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
2237 Linden Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11207
(718) 649-7000
IVE ATTACHED AN EXAMPLE PAPER
IVE ALSO ATTACHED ASSIGNMENT DETAILS PDF

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