Missouri nursing homes have always been a leader in national quality projects, and we need your help to show CMS and nursing homes across the nation that Missouri nursing homes are ready to join the fight to stop C. difficile.
Along with other Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) across the nation, Primaris has been tasked by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to recruit 76 Missouri nursing homes to join a very important initiative to prevent and reduce C. difficile infections.
Participation is free and members will work with experienced Primaris staff who will provide evidence-based tools and individualized technical assistance to improve a facility’s overall safety culture. Primaris, as part of the TMF QIN, will offer free technical assistance to evaluate your data and provide learning forums to support your path toward reducing and eliminating C. difficile in your facility.
Nursing homes that participate will also receive free support for nursing home data submission into the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network databank, as well as tools and training on Team Strategies & Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety – TeamSTEPPS®.
As of now, we have 15 committed homes who have stepped up and want to participate. Our deadline for recruitment is Aug. 31, 2016, so time is running out. If you originally declined this project, we are asking you to reconsider.
Do you want to be a leader and get FREE assistance to stay ahead of federal requirements?
C. difficile reporting will be mandatory for nursing homes in the near future. This is your opportunity to take advantage of excellent training with no cost. By the time it becomes required reporting, you’ll be ahead of other homes that did not take advantage of this no-cost opportunity.