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Quality Measures Related to Pain:  Understanding the Intent of the Pain Assessment

Posted by Melissa Fox on Tue, Sep 06, 2016


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

Many facilities become concerned when they note that their long and short stay Quality Measures for Patients Who Self-Report Moderate to Severe Pain is elevated above facility benchmarks or national averages.  This concern is justified and opens an excellent opportunity to investigate current facility practices for pain control.

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Topics: Pain Assessment, Quality Measures, MDS 3.0 RAI Manual

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