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Functional Outcomes

Skilled nursing care providers improve the lives of the residents they care for in a number of ways, including improving their functional outcomes and independence.

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the IMPACT Act, and CMS have all called for the development of functional improvement measures that are based on self-care and mobility. These measures are now publicly reported and have been added to Nursing Home Compare and used in the Five-Star Quality Rating System.
Resources coming soon! In the meantime, be sure to register to access The Quality Initiative Webinar Series on ahcancalED here!
Based on CMS data, as of September 2016*, 46.8% of AHCA members have achieved the goal of a 10% improvement from baseline or achieved an average rate of improvement greater than or equal to 75%.

For more Quality Initiative progress data, click here.

*The latest data.