The report analyzes accredited organization compliance ratings based on onsite surveys conducted from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. Organizations surveyed include ambulatory surgery centers (ASC), Medicare Deemed Status ASCs, office-based surgery practices, and primary care settings.
Eighty-eight nursing homes participate in the SFF Program, which is 0.5% of all nursing homes in the country. The Program was created to help nursing homes improve compliance and quality, however, some facilities have not been able to achieve the necessary standards to graduate from the Program, or they fail to sustain compliance.
In its annual final rule on hospital outpatient prospective payment and ambulatory surgical center payment systems, scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on November 23, CMS also finalized a set of REH Conditions of Participation (CoP), which it says track closely with CoPs for critical access hospitals.
Several earlier studies have shown negative impacts on adults with chronic conditions during healthcare transitions. About 26% of these patients experience emergency department visits, 18% experience rehospitalizations, 66% experience adverse drug events, and 81% experience medication discrepancies.
For hospital admissions claims with pressure ulcers as the primary diagnosis, 22.4% of them weren’t reported by the nursing homes. For those claims with pressure ulcers as the secondary diagnosis, 45% of them weren’t reported by the nursing homes.