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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 all called for the development of functional improvement measures based on the self-care and mobility sections of the Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) tool. Maintaining or improving mobility and self-care abilities is important to healthy aging and maximizing independence.
Progress is measured using two NQF-endorsed measures developed by AHCA in LTC Trend TrackerSM.