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Qsource Helps Nursing Home Address Staff COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy to Increase Resident Booster Rates

A nursing home in a Health Professional Shortage Area where one quarter of its residents are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligible) and 30 percent are racial or ethnic minorities, was referred to Qsource in February 2022 for assistance with improving its resident COVID-19 booster rate. The nursing home demonstrated a 52.9 percent increase in resident booster rates from when the…
August 2022
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Young woman nurse with surgical mask and face shield giving injection to senior man at home or in a nursing home.

High-Impact Outreach Strategies for Promoting Infection Control and COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Uptake in Nursing Homes

In January 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services leveraged the expertise of Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) to increase nursing home resident COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. IPRO QIN-QIO provided the nursing homes in its region with access to just-in-time education, training and resources to help them mount an effective defense against…
August 2022
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Superior Health Quality Alliance Cultivates Trust and Addresses Vaccine Hesitancy, Data Challenges

In January 2022, a nursing home that had previously received technical assistance from Superior Health Quality Alliance (Superior Health) to improve nursing home resident COVID-19 initial vaccination series rates was referred again to Superior Health for assistance with improving its resident COVID-19 booster rate. The nursing home demonstrated an 85.3 percent net increase in resident booster…
July 2022
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Disabled senior woman having a discussion with medical specialist in hospital hallway wearing face mask against coronavirus.

Health Quality Innovators Helps Nursing Home Improve its Resident COVID-19 Booster Rate Amid Facility-wide COVID-19 Outbreak

In January 2022, a nursing home that had not had any COVID-19 cases for more than a year was referred to Health Quality Innovators (HQI) for assistance with improving its resident COVID-19 booster rate and responding to a sudden COVID-19 outbreak. The nursing home demonstrated a 62.7 percent increase in booster rates from when the facility was first referred to HQI and the last report to the…
July 2022
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Customized Technical Assistance to Overcome Staff Turnover and Address Vaccine Hesitancy Helps Nursing Home Achieve 100 Percent Resident COVID-19 Booster Rate

TMF Quality Innovation Network, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), helped a nursing home improve resident COVID-19 booster rates from 16.9 percent at time of referral on January 9, 2022, to 100 percent by April 24, 2022, through customized one-on-one technical assistance.Root Cause Analysis Reveals Staff…
June 2022
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Doctor or female caregiver with senior man grandfather wearing protective mask to protect from Covid 19 at home or nursing home. Doctor talking consulting elderly patient at home

Quality Insights’ Comprehensive Communication Strategy Ensures Staff and Nursing Homes Have the Latest COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Guidelines and Directives

Keeping nursing home staff updated on the latest COVID-19 guidelines and directives is critical for continued improvement of resident and staff vaccination rates for the COVID-19 vaccine and booster. Quality Insights, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) is using a multi-faceted approach to educate its staff and…
June 2022
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Tailored One-on-One Support and Resources Help Rural Nursing Home Improve Resident Booster Vaccination Rate

One of the first nursing homes referred to Mountain-Pacific Quality Health (Mountain-Pacific) in December 2021 for assistance with improving its resident COVID-19 booster rate demonstrated a 44.1 percent increase following frequent and tailored one-on-one assistance. This increase occurred in the period between when the nursing home was referred to Mountain-Pacific for assistance and the last…
June 2022
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Young doctor asking senior impaired male patient in wheelchair to sign insurance policy at home

High Intensity Collaborative Program Leads Hospitals to Reduce Readmission Rates

The Health Quality Innovators (HQI) team recently led a five-month initiative aimed at reducing all-cause hospital-wide readmissions, enhancing equity, improving value and delivering person-centered care.The ASPIRE+ to Reduce Readmissions Series, which wrapped up in May 2022, was designed to provide techniques and strategies relevant to small, rural facilities as well as large, urban facilities…
June 2022
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“Give the BOOST a Shot” Campaign Helps Nursing Homes Improve Booster Vaccination Rates

During the timeframe between January 9 and March 20, 2022, nursing homes participating in an education campaign led by Alliant Health Solutions (Alliant), a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization, demonstrated a 15% or greater increase in resident and/or staff COVID-19 boosters. This increase occurred in the period between…
June 2022
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Seniors and hospital staff with mask in the nursing home

Alliant Health Solution’s One-on-One Support with Nursing Homes Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Rates for Residents and Staff

Low resident and staff vaccination rates put the most vulnerable at risk.COVID-19 vaccination is the most effective way to prevent infection among people with Medicare, a population that is at high risk of dying from complications caused by the virus. In the summer of 2021, nearly 200 nursing homes in the seven-state region served by Alliant Health Solutions (Alliant), a Centers for Medicare…
May 2022
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