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Nursing Home Moving Forward Coalition Launches Action Plans

On July 19, the Moving Forward Nursing Home Quality Coalition launched action plans to take steps toward implementing and scaling strengths based approaches to promote nursing home quality. The nine action plans derive from the work of a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and outlined in “The National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality.”

The nine action plans include:

  • Addressing Residents’ Goals, Preferences, and Priorities: Develop and/or adapt a data-
    supported, tech-enabled process for collecting goals, preferences and priorities
    (GPPs), documenting them in a care plan, and measuring the degree to which the care
    provided meets them.
  • Strengthening Resident Councils: Assemble and test a guide for nursing home teams
    to establish and sustain an engaging and inclusive resident council.
  • Improving Certified Nursing Assistant Wages and Support: Work with individual states
    and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand and fully finance
    the inclusion of workforce compensation metrics in state quality incentive payment
  • Expanding Certified Nursing Assistant Career Pathways: Work with workforce training
    and development leaders to design and pilot a standardized CNA career pathway
    reflecting the federal Registered Apprenticeship program framework.
  • Enhancing Surveyor Training on Person-Centered Care: To conduct a state
    demonstration project to pilot test and evaluate an enhanced surveyor training
    approach to resident-directed living.
  • Designing a Targeted Nursing Home Recertification Survey: Work with at least one
    state survey agency to develop a data-driven, two-day targeted recertification survey
    that will help agencies improve overall capacity, focus on nursing homes with a history
    of quality challenges or non-compliance, and respond to resident needs and specific
    complaints more promptly.
  • Increasing Transparency and Accountability of Ownership Data: Design and pilot a
    nationally applicable blueprint for ownership transparency that makes meaningful
    data available and accessible.
  • Developing a Nursing Home Health Information Technology Readiness Guide: Develop
    an interactive guide to help nursing home providers navigate evolving data and
    payment requirements, expectations, and digital capabilities, while building a case for
    federal incentives for nursing home health IT adoption.
  • Financing Household Models and Physical Plant Improvements: Promote policies in
    one or more states and with one or more federal agencies to introduce incentives for
    and investment in nursing home physical plant improvements and conversion to
    household models

The Moving Forward Coalition is funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and run under the auspices of LeadingAge. It includes numerous committees and workgroups and counts more than 1,000 stakeholders among its membership. To learn more about the Moving Forward Coalition and/or to join its growing numbers, check out its website here.

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