Latest Minimum Data Set Stories

2014-06-04 08:33:35

Clinical study supports updating long-term care practices ROCK HILL, S.C., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After five years of continuous refinement, Dignity Continence Solutions now creates permanent behavior change that supports natural sleep patterns and improves outcomes. Clinicians know that incontinence related moisture often results in skin irritation and breakdown(1),(2). To combat these negative effects, caregivers routinely check and change absorbent products up to nine...

2011-07-07 19:13:07

Nursing homes in the United States are shrinking and their residents are becoming proportionately more black, more Hispanic, more Asian, and less white, according to a new study by Brown University researchers. The nationwide trend, reflected in metropolitan areas from New York to Los Angeles, results from changing demographics and disparities in what people can afford. The study is published in the July edition of Health Affairs. In the last decade, minorities have poured into nursing homes...

2011-03-03 09:29:00

Measures for Public Reporting and Quality Improvement to be Used in Nursing Home Compare WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To improve the quality of care in nursing homes for the 1.4 million Americans who currently reside in facilities across the country, the National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed 21 measures to be used to care for both long-term residents and short-stay patients. The NQF-endorsed measures will be used in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

2011-01-07 12:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs), announced that their client, the Gastorf Family Clinic of Durant, OK, received the first physician-paid incentive checks in the country under The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. On January 5th, 2011, just two days after registration opened for the incentive programs, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority issued payments of $21,250 to two physicians at the Gastorf Family...

2010-09-09 08:00:00

New Federal Assessment Tool Gives Residents a Voice in their Care SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A fundamental shift will take place in skilled nursing homes beginning in October following the work of a California-based researcher and a team of investigators that has developed a new national assessment tool for nursing home residents. The newly revised questionnaire, called MDS 3.0, or Minimum Data Set, Version 3.0, was developed for the federal Centers for...

2008-12-18 15:10:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new rating system in which each nursing home in the country will receive a rating from one to five stars. The National Senior Citizens Law Center recommends that consumers use the new rating system with caution, and only as an aid while also pursuing other information and strategies. "Consumers need to understand that the five-star system is a beginning, not an end. A...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.