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May 2017 Excerpt

Alert: resistant yeast
A new yeast strain is resistant to many antifungals and if infection is present, additional environmental cleaning may be needed per CDC recommendations.
Download them today!
Two important reports are available now
Be sure to review these reports soon. Are your rates where you'd like them?
Performance Report, published by Qualis Health
Check your mail! Instructions for retrieving the newest edition (data through December 2016) were sent last week.
Nursing home administrators:
If you have not received the instruction letter, or if you have any problems accessing the report, please contact Suzie Potter for assistance.
If you have questions about the content of your report and how you might use the data in your QAPI, contact Traci Treasure and/or review our related webinar slides and recording.
Value-Based Payment Report, published by CMS
Confidential reports are now on the CASPER system and are scheduled to be sent out quarterly. To access yours, ask your MDS nurse to log onto CASPER and go to the same folder where your 5-star reports can be found. Sample reports are also available.
It is important to understand and work toward improving these measures, as the results will be publicly reported on Nursing Home Compare starting October 2017 and adjustments to your Medicare payments begin October 2018.