Two initiatives launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services aim to improve the quality of postacute care.
The expansion and strengthening of the agency’s Five-Star Quality Rating System for nursing homes will provide more information concerning individual nursing homes’ quality (http://go.cms.gov/1g6HNL5). For example, additional quality measures that will be assessed in the rating system include antipsychotic medication use and rehospitalization and community discharge rates.
Hampton T. Medicare Initiatives Seek to Improve Postacute Care. JAMA. 2014;312(20):2082. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.15841