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Quality Measure for Pain: What Audits are Telling Us

Posted by Sally Fecto on Thu, Mar 09, 2017

C.A.R.E.

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


Every night Kris Mastrangelo and I talk about the day’s events and the hot topics infiltrating the industry.  These days, our conversations jump subject to subject given the volume of regulatory changes impacting the healthcare industry. Most recently, the topic that is recurring  is Pain. Kris mentioned in her last 3 speaking engagements, the subject of pain is a common discussion item for industry leaders, and I, with my daily audits in facilities from Hawaii to New York, also see pain as a quality measure raising the most questions and concerns.  Our process includes a review of the “Sweet 16” Quality Measures that impact the Five Star Quality Rating System. A deep dive into the facility specific areas of opportunity (area of Pain), are worth sharing to help you improve your process and ultimately your Quality Rating. 

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Topics: Quality Measures, Pain

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