Advanced practice registered nurses help reduce hospitalizations from nursing home residents

Published On: 03-03-2021

Advanced practice registered nurses help reduce hospitalizations from nursing home residents MU study examines effectiveness of $35 million program designed to improve quality of care in nursing homes. Marilyn Rantz still remembers the day she got the call that...

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Full-time nurse program cuts ED visits, saves $31 million for MO nursing homes

Published On: 03-01-2020

Medicare should scrap billing restrictions for direct care services provided by advanced practice nurses in nursing homes, say researchers from the University of Missouri’s Sinclair School of Nursing, citing results of a long-term study. Investigators followed a six-year quality...

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Take it to the resident: A model for engaging longterm stay residents in advance care planning

Published On: 02-11-2021

Advance care planning involves a meaningful conversation about residents’ end of life goals with the health-care team and documenting these wishes in advance directives; however, these conversations are not taking place early enough or with strategies that allow nursing...

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Enhancing physician relationships, communication, and engagement to reduce nursing home residents hospitalizations

Published On: 02-01-2021

Recently, there have been numerous policy and program responses to reducing potentially avoidable hospitalizations from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). It is estimated that approximately 25% of resident discharges to SNFs are readmitted within 30 days of discharge. Medicare spends...

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Results of the Missouri Quality Initiative: six-year trends of reducing unnecessary hospitalizations

Published On: 01-01-2021

Objectives: The purpose of this article is to present six-year findings of the Missouri Quality Initiative (MOQI) to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations for long-stay nursing home residents. Design: A CMS funded demonstration project analyzed over 6-years using a single group...

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Advance directives in the nursing home setting: an initiative to increase completion and reduce potentially avoidable hospitalizations

Published On: 01-01-2021

Advance directive (AD) completion can improve transitions between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (SNF’s). One Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovations Demonstration Project, The Missouri Quality Initiative (MOQI), focused on improving AD documentation and use in sixteen...

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To text or not to text? That is the question.

Published On: 11-14-2020

Texting is ubiquitous with a text frequency of 145 billion/day worldwide. This paper provides partial results of the national demonstration project called the Missouri Quality Improvement Initiative (MOQI). MOQI goals were to reduce avoidable hospitalizations using APRNs to infuse...

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Reducing avoidable hospitalizations for nursing home residents: role of the Missouri Quality Initiative intervention support team

Published On: 07-01-2020

Hospitalization for nursing home residents is a national concern. Studies suggest the majority of hospital transfers are avoidable, often resulting from poor care processes such as lack of early illness detection, adverse event occurrences, and poor communication between nursing...

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Transitions of care: Perspectives of patients living in long-term care

Published On: 07-01-2020

Across studies, the risk of hospital transfer for nursing home residents is highest for people without documented advance directives and for people with chronic health conditions (eg, diabetes and congestive heart failure), mental health conditions (eg, depression), and limited...

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A coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Missouri nursing homes

Published On: 07-01-2020

In the United States, the first case of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) was detected in January 2020 in the state of Washington. By February 2020, COVID-19 was linked to 167 confirmed cases of staff and residents within a...

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