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5-Star Rating Improvement / Quality Improvement

Celtic’s success with enhancing Quality Improvement for many SNF clients are achieved by introducing integrated and proven strategies and customizing them to blend with existing processes. Along with implementing strategies that use targeted efforts on areas that often yield a significant positive effect on the star rating and improving overall quality. Improved quality and top tier star ratings in part function as gateways for joining an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) along with other bundled partner projects. Celtic’s success in enhancing Quality Improvement stems from introducing integrated, proven strategies for many organizations, targeted efforts on areas often yields a significant positive effect on the star rating and improving overall quality. Improved quality and top tier star ratings in part function as gateways for joining an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) along with other bundled partner projects.

Our vast experience with the nuances of the Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Reporting System positions us to offer leadership for improving facility metrics, typically following a rigorous analysis of what is currently in place. PBJ staffing data, facility census, and resident acuity, derived through completed MDS assessments, contribute to calculating the Staffing Star domain of the Five Star Quality Rating System. Examples of elements assessed during a PBJ engagement are:  5-Star Improvement Programs (QAPI) and Quality Audits

  • 5-Star/Quality Measures Analysis
  • Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) Plan Development
  • Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Reporting Guidance
  • Rehospitalization Rate Reduction Strategies