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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Skilled nursing facility services (3)

Skilled nursing facility services (3)

February 29, 2008

To improve quality measurement for skilled nursing facilities, the Secretary should:
* Add the risk-adjusted rates of potentially avoidable rehospitalizations and community discharge to its publicly reported post-acute care quality measures;
* Revise the pain, pressure ulcer, and delirium measures currently report on CMS’s Nursing Home Compare website; and
* Require skilled nursing facilities to conduct patient assessments at admission and discharge.

Topics: Post-acute care and Quality.