More Evidence that public SNF Quality Measures aren’t very useful.

What is the difference between a cynic and a realist?  How about this definition – the cynic’s opinion about a subject is based on beliefs, the realist tries to use verifiable facts. Longtime readers of this blog will see it fluctuates between those two points of view.  Today’s blog about the CMS Nursing Home 5 … Click to continue reading

Are Nursing Home Surveys Punitive? Compliance vs. Quality

More regulations most certainly result in more processes for nursing homes, but do they help create better quality outcomes? This week’s post on LTC Management explores 2 different views on this topic: that of the The Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA) and another from industry advocates. Back in February, the DHHS Office of Inspector General issued … Click to continue reading