Understanding the New MDS 3.0 Quality Measures

We are pleased to provide you with this resource manual on the quality measures affecting nursing homes: Understanding the New MDS 3.0 Quality Measures. This edition also includes definitions for the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Claims-Based Quality Measures. This manual is designed to assist you in identifying how a resident will […]

Self-Measured Blood Pressure Pilot Updates

A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Special Innovation Project to reduce uncontrolled hypertension among Rhode Island residents and streamline care planning for clinicians. Learn more. October Blood Pressure Pilot Data Initial analysis of the October data demonstrates that: 59% of the patients participating in the pilot with uncontrolled BP (> 140/90) have reduced […]

A solution to home-based, digital blood pressure self-monitoring

Partner with Healthcentric Advisors, on a Special Innovation Project to reduce uncontrolled hypertension among Rhode Island residents and streamline care planning for clinicians. Our pilot automates provider access to real-time home blood pressure readings. The technology facilitates information sharing with providers between office visits, coupled with coordination of education and support services for patients and caregivers, will work to tackle hypertension in seniors. Learn more.

Partnership is key to making communities healthier.

The many complex issues dominating health care today are best addressed through collaboration. With more than 25 years’ experience, Healthcentric Advisors offers essential support in driving change and improving the quality of health care in our region.

Together, we can have a significant impact on making health care safer, more accessible, and more cost effective.

Project ECHO® 2018 Update

We recently wrapped up our second Project ECHO®: How to Operate with Meaningful Engagement for Staff Stability (HOMESS), developed for Nursing Homes and Skilled that struggle with staffing shortage and retention challenges. HOMESS is the second Project ECHO® we’ve completed this year. About 15 individuals joined each session representing centers in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, […]

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Train-the-Trainer Toolkit

This train-the-trainer toolkit is intended for providers to standardize and improve the care they give to patients with COPD. It includes a patient-facing booklet and self-management tools, as well as slides, videos, and data tracking tools. The target audience is clinicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and providers of patients with COPD. There are additional materials available […]

SAGE/Rhode Island Workshops: Promoting Quality of Care for LGBT Older Adults

Join our friends at SAGE/Rhode Island for a two-part series of workshops that provide knowledge and best practice skills to improve the quality of care for LGBT older adults in Rhode Island. The first series consists of three workshops, each focused on a specific setting: hospitals, long term care or assisted living facilities and community-based […]

Protect Your Adult Patients from Influenza This Season

Last year’s flu season was moderately severe but lasted a record-breaking 21 weeks. And while the timing of flu season is unpredictable, seasonal flu activity often begins to increase in October, most commonly peaks between December and February, but can last as late as May. CDC recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older get […]

CMS Releases RFI for the Development of a CMS Action Plan

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to hear from you… CMS has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the Development of a CMS Action Plan to Prevent Opioid Addiction and Enhance Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment as part of the SUPPORT Act. The action plan also entails a review of Medicare/Medicaid payment […]