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Quality Measure #8: One or More Falls with Major Injury - Long Stay (Part 2)

Posted by Kathy Monahan on Tue, Oct 11, 2016

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


5 Steps to Develop a Fall Prevention Process 

In Part 1 of our Quality Measure #8 series, Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) discussed the Quality Measure Item Sets for triggering one or more falls with major injury.  After identifying a resident that has triggered for this quality measure, what is the next step? The Harmony HealthCARE Specialists work alongside their clients to identify the clients at risk, as well as assist in strengthening the Development of a Fall Prevention Process.  

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Topics: Quality Measures, Injurious Fall, falls

Quality Measure #8: One or More Falls with Major Injury - Long Stay (Part 1)

Posted by Kathy Monahan on Thu, Oct 06, 2016

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


Steps to Better Understand Major Falls with Injury


Root Cause Analysis
 

The first step in drilling down to the root cause of this Quality Measure is to understand how the measure is calculated and the criteria for “Injurious Fall”. 

  • It is based on MDS Section J coded as one or more falls that result in major injury.
  • Major injury includes bone fractures, joint dislocations, closed head injuries with altered consciousness and subdural hematomas that occur as a direct result of the fall or are recognized after the fall that can be attributed to the fall

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Topics: Quality Measures, Injurious Fall

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