Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Publication Title

Annals of Long Term Care

First Page

20

Last Page

24

Additional Publication URL

http://www.annalsoflongtermcare.com/article/state-sponsored-approach-quality-improvement-nursing-homes-insights-providers

Abstract

In 2006, the Minnesota Performance-based Incentive Payment Program (PIPP) was launched to fund provider-initiated quality improvement (QI) projects addressing a wide range of persistent quality issues in nursing homes (eg, falls, pain, mobility, psychotropic medication reduction, care transitions). In this article, the authors describe the perceptions of nursing home providers who participated in a PIPP-funded QI project and completed a survey addressing a variety of QI-related concerns. Respondents noted the importance of support from top leadership, reported being challenged by resource constraints, and generally thought that their project positively impacted quality within their facility. These findings highlight the importance of investing in QI initiatives at both the state and nursing home level to create sustainable QIs.

Rights

This article was archived with permission from HMP Communications, all rights reserved. Document also available from Annals of Long-Term Care.