As we have always done in the past, we updated our system to not only reflect the latest regulatory changes, guidance, and changes to the long term care survey process, but also unveiled new tools that make it easier for facilities to maintain quality and provide excellent care to the elderly.
December 01, 2017
A wave of regulatory change by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hit nursing homes hard this Wednesday, as Phase 2 of the Final Rule of Reform of Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities became effective. The Final Rule marks the largest change to nursing home regulations in over twenty five years, and has nursing care providers scrambling for an answer to help them to navigate these changes.
Over 20% of the nursing homes in the country have turned to the leading quality management system for skilled nursing, abaqis, as their solution.
“Last week marked a major release in abaqis,” stated Ellen Kuebrich, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Providigm, “As we have always done in the past, we updated our system to not only reflect the latest regulatory changes, guidance, and changes to the long term care survey process, but also unveiled new tools that make it easier for facilities to maintain quality and provide excellent care to the elderly.”
abaqis is the only proven system for quality management in skilled nursing, with use resulting in fewer deficiencies, fewer fines, and greater resident satisfaction.
Providers will benefit from easy-to-use guided Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement assessments, in-depth investigation pathways, and automated tools, like the QAPI Plan Builder, and the Facility Assessment tool, that efficiently manage compliance with Phase 2 regulatory requirements.
Medline began offering abaqis to customers in 2008 as a solution for reducing survey deficiencies. The program walks a facility through the full federal regulation, pinpoints potential areas of non-compliance and provides recommendations for corrective action. Thousands of customers are currently using abaqis through Medline.
“It is important that we are more than just a medical supply company to our customers. Medline strives to offer comprehensive and long-term business solutions, which is why we have put tremendous…