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New England Nursing Home Increases its Resident COVID-19 Booster Rate through Consistent Use of Turnkey Resources Developed by IPRO QIN-QIO

A New England nursing home known for embracing its “outdoorsy” residents by involving them in activities that allow them to enjoy the rural area in which they live was referred by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to IPRO, a CMS Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), for assistance with improving its resident COVID-19 booster rate. With IPRO’s…
January 2023
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Alliant Health Solutions Helps Skilled Nursing Facility with High Turnover Population Achieve a 100 Percent COVID-19 Booster Rate

A small, hospital-based skilled nursing facility (SNF) was referred by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to Alliant Health Solutions (Alliant), a CMS Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), for assistance with increasing its resident COVID-19 booster rate. The QIN-QIO conducted a root-cause analysis (RCA) and helped the SNF use the Plan-Do-Study…
December 2022
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TMF’s Persistence Helps Nursing Home Increase its Resident COVID-19 Booster Rate by More Than 50 Percent

A small nursing home in a Midwest suburb struggling to increase its resident COVID-19 booster rate was referred by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to TMF, a CMS Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for assistance. With TMF’s help, the nursing home demonstrated a 53.5 percent increase in its resident COVID-19 booster rate from when it was…
November 2022
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TMF Doubles Nursing Home Attendance at Education Events with Five-Part QAPI Series

TMF Health Quality Institute, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), works with nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities in Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Puerto Rico and Texas to improve staff and resident COVID-19 vaccination and booster rates. To accomplish this, TMF provides technical assistance and…
November 2022
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Health Services Advisory Group’s Three-Pronged Approach Helps Nursing Homes Improve Vaccine Data Accuracy

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network–Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) helped more than 634 nursing homes in its two-state region improve the accuracy of their COVID-19 vaccine data in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). With HSAG’s assistance, the…
November 2022
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IPRO’s Focus on Meeting Nursing Homes Where They Are Helps a New England Facility Improve its Resident COVID-19 Booster Rate by Nearly 75 Percent

Nestled among the rolling hills of New England sits a 93-bed nursing facility that is home to many of the area’s former priests and nuns. The facility, known for having embraced person-centered care long before the term was common, was struggling to increase its resident COVID-19 booster rate. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) referred the nursing home to IPRO, a CMS Quality…
October 2022
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Quality Insights’ Three-Part Webinar Series Teaches Nursing Homes How to Use QAPI to Improve Resident COVID-19 Booster Rates

Quality Insights’ goal is to provide support and meaningful webinar content to nursing homes. To meet this goal and to identify innovative ways to provide weekly COVID-19 infection control and vaccination/booster education to nursing homes, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) created a three-part webinar…
October 2022
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Nursing Home Boosts Vaccine Confidence and Improves Resident COVID-19 Booster Rates With Assistance from Health Services Advisory Group

A nursing home in a large metropolitan area received technical assistance from Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), to improve its resident COVID-19 booster rate.During initial contact with nursing home leadership, HSAG identified opportunities to build on the facility’s…
September 2022
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Telligen’s One-on-One Technical Assistance Helps Two Nursing Homes Increase Education and Communication About COVID-19 Boosters to Improve Rates

Two nursing homes struggling to increase their resident COVID-19 booster rate were referred to Telligen, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), for targeted technical assistance. As a result of this assistance, the facilities demonstrated a 74.9 percent and an 80.7 percent increase in resident booster rates,…
September 2022
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Nursing Home Improves Resident COVID-19 Booster Rates with Assistance from Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

 A nursing home located on an Indian reservation received technical assistance from Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (Great Plains QIN), a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), to improve its resident COVID-19 booster rate. Through strategies which support vaccination and booster clinics and engagement in a…
August 2022
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