The government's Five Star Quality Rating for nursing homes is fast becoming an important measurement for nursing home quality and consumer choice. In this competitive market to maintain and gain census, several long term care organizations tout their high ratings.
Millennium can play a key role in enabling your organization to better address Five Star Quality requirements and maintain or achieve a higher rating.
Health Inspections - State and Federal Surveys
Onsite inspections or surveys are conducted to determine the extent to which a nursing home complies with Medicare's quality requirements. Deficiencies resulting from issues with quality of care can lead to monetary penalties, bans on admissions, and poor Five Star Quality ratings. Accurate and complete documentation demonstrating that appropriate medication and treatment were administered and that all clinical events were performed is essential for receiving high marks.
Millennium replaces manual paperwork with easy-to-use electronic documentation that guides your staff every step of the way from ordering and administering medication, to keeping patient records, through recording outcomes and behavior.
For example, Pharmacy Bedside, an electronic medication and treatment administration system, provides step-by-step guidance and automatically creates an electronic audit trail of all medication and treatment administration activities, eliminating documentation omission and errors. Your organization will be survey-ready in less time for less money by automatically eliminating incomplete or inaccurate documentation. Your organization's Five Star Quality Rating can improve or be sustained more efficiently because surveys go more smoothly and deficiencies related to documenting patient care are eliminated.
Staffing and Quality Measures
The Staffing rating addresses the average number of hours of care that the nursing staff provides each patient each day. The quality measure rating contains information on ten different physical and clinical measures for nursing home patients-for example, the prevalence of pressure sores or changes to patient's mobility.
With Pharmacy Window and Pharmacy Bedside, your staff spends more time caring for patients and less time chasing down missing orders and dealing with inaccurate paper-based processes. Ordering, delivery, administration, recording, billing, and reporting are easier and quicker. Learn more about Millennium's pharmacy services and features.