The QI/QM Troubleshooter: A Step-by-Step Guide to CMS' New Reporting System, 2nd Edition
Bonnie Foster, RN, BSN, Med
Book + bonus CD-ROM
Size: 11" x 8.5"
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You need to know what surveyors are going to focus on so your facility is ready when they walk through the doors. The QI/QM Troubleshooter: A Step-by-Step Guide to CMS' New Reporting System is the resource you need to stay confidently prepared for the moment the surveyors come knocking.
You need a reliable resource for survey preparation. It’s no secret that surveyors use Quality Indicator (QI)/Quality Measure (QM) reports to focus their survey activities when they arrive at your facility. But because surveyors pay close attention to the new QI/QMs reporting system, it’s even more vital that you keep up-to-speed on how the new measures are scored.
The QI/QM Troubleshooter provides a thorough, easy-to-understand explanation of CMS’ new system of calculating quality. This valuable book and CD-ROM set offers a practical breakdown of the new reporting process and the new measures. The QM/QI Troubleshooter provides:
INSIGHT to the quality measures and quality indicator report system
EXPERT ADVICE about how to integrate QM/QI reports with providing quality care
TIPS to help you build a quality assurance program
EXPLANATIONS of how the state survey team uses the reports in the survey process
A NEW AND IMPROVED customizable at-a-glance cross checker
The cross-checker is better than ever. The previous edition received rave reviews for the handy cross checker that indicates which MDS items trigger which QM/QI ratings. We’ve taken this popular tool and updated it for your convenience. It helps you prepare for survey and easily tracks down errors in MDS coding that might falsely flag QM/QIs. This cross checker, as well as all of the forms included in the book, is fully modifiable and conveniently located on the companion CD-ROM.
It will provide all of the relevant information on how to use QI/QM reports to improve the quality of care at your facility and impress surveyors. The QI/QM Troubleshooter will help you:
improve your QI/QM scores
enhance your quality outcomes
enhance your public image
prepare you for survey success
With The QI/QM Troubleshooter you’ll benefit from:
Clear instructions on how each of QI/QMs results from MDS items that flag the scores
Advice on the QI/QM domains and how they reflect the care provided in your facility
Comparison of the old QI reports versus the new QI/QM reports
In addition to the beneficial tools and forms that you find in The QI/QM Troubleshooter, you’ll also receive an at-a-glance crosschecker. This useful tool is a crosswalk that indicates which MDS items flag which QI/QM ratings. It will help you prepare for survey and easily track down errors in MDS coding that might falsely flag QI/QMs.
The crosschecker, as well as all of the forms included in the book, is fully modifiable and conveniently located on the companion CD-ROM
Quality Indicators/Quality Measures drive survey results, quality of care, and your facility’s public reputation. With all that you have riding on the accurate assessment and documentation of QIs and QMs, you need to understand each item with perfect clarity. Take a look at some of the tools you’ll get:
Restraint elimination/reduction assessment tool
Restraint needs assessment form
Assessment form for bowel and bladder management
And much more!
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