Nursing Home Improvement Resources
This site is for nursing homes that are looking for resources to improve quality measures and composite scores. Resources that can assist with these types of improvements are listed below. Click each resource title for more details.
- Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Fund: This program is offered by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. CMP funds are intended to measurably improve care to benefit residents and patients in nursing homes, which include facilities certified for operation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services defined as skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, and dually certified skilled/nursing facilities. More information on available projects and the CMP Fund can be found at cmp.health.ok.gov.
- Minimum Data Set (MDS) Educational Resources and Training: The Quality Improvement and Evaluation Service (QIES) Help Desk with the Oklahoma State Department of Health offers dedicated assistance to nursing home staff by bringing them up-to-date information, resources, announcements, and training. They can be reached by calling (405) 271-5278 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also view posted information on their educational resources webpage or register for an upcoming training.
- Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality (OFMQ): OFMQ is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing healthcare quality. They have consulted with Long Term Care facilities in Oklahoma since 2002 and are a trusted resource providing industry leading experts trained in helping to improve the quality of care of residents.
- Quality Safety Education Division (QSED): QSED is the CMS training website providing resources and training for providers to understand the purpose and process of survey and certification. From this website, CMS provides web-based training, video webcasts, and archived webinars.
- The National Institute on Aging (NIA) offers information, research, and resources on healthy aging for older adults. NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institute of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer's disease research.
- The National Nursing Home Quality Improvement (NNHQI) Campaign exists to provide long term care providers, consumers and their advocates, and quality improvement professionals with free, easy access to evidence-based and model-practice resources to support continuous quality improvement.
- TMF Health Quality Institute: TMF is the CMS-appointed Medicare Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) in Oklahoma. No other organization holds this designation. The TMF QIN-QIO offers all Oklahoma nursing homes free access to peer and industry experts and targeted technical assistance designed to improve nursing home quality of care. A key resource is the Nursing Home Quality Improvement Learning and Action Network, which provides free educational tools and resources, project-specific news and upcoming and recorded events. It also features a data portal where facilities can download reports, which include facility-specific composite and quality measure scores and data showing how each facility compares to other nursing homes within the TMF QIN-QIO region, the state and the nation.