Skilled Nursing Care Centers - Join the Long Term Care Data Cooperative Today

Research and Data; Quality; Programs and Resources

The Long Term Care Data Cooperative is an innovative partnership between skilled nursing care providers, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and leading electronic medical records (EMR) companies – American HealthTech, MatrixCare and PointClickCare. Together, the Cooperative is developing a new way to collect needed skilled nursing data to help providers better understand the most effective treatments before the next public health emergency.

As a member of the Cooperative, providers receive reports that:

  • Provide information on residents at risk for adverse events including hospitalizations, polypharmacy, and infection control.
  • Provide more timely quality measures used in CMS's value-based payment program to determine reimbursement payments. It provides nursing homes with valuable information for their improvement plans before it is too late.
  • Provide information that can help prepare for survey visits. 

In a video message, AHCA Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Gifford, MD, MPH, urges providers to join. 

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Funded by the National Institute on Aging, the Cooperative is free and easy to sign up. To get started, skilled nursing care providers should email to receive a participation agreement and an authorization form to allow your EMR vendor to transfer data to the Cooperative. Once registration is completed, AHCA will contact your vendor on your behalf to begin the data transfer process. 

Contact the LTC Data Cooperative team with any questions. Visit the LTC Data Cooperative website to learn more about this innovative data project powered by skilled nursing care centers.