Nursing Home Quality Improvement Collaborative
Superior Health Quality Alliance’s (Superior Health) Nursing Home Quality Improvement Collaborative expands on years of experience assisting nursing homes with improving the quality of care and the quality of life of people living in nursing homes. Superior Health provides each participating nursing home with the following:
We recognize changes in payment models are driving changes in the way work is done—we’re here to help you navigate with success.
Participants of this collaborative receive information about improving your nursing home’s quality and implementing high-quality, seamless transitions of care. In addition, your organization is invited to join initiatives focused on chronic disease prevention and self-care, increase patient safety and improve behavioral health and opioid misuse.
Looking for opportunities in your nursing home to improve clinical outcomes, quality measures and infection prevention and control surveillance? Superior Health and Real Time are offering this great opportunity to 300 nursing homes at absolutely no cost through October 2024. For additional information and inquiries, please check out these resources:
Front Line Forces training modules and resources cover topics developed with the direct care staff in mind, created for those working in long-term care and other health care settings.
Current offerings include:
Change Package | National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative
Use these online Resource Guides to effectively manage chronic health conditions for you and your patients such as: diabetes management, tobacco cessation, patient participation in cardiac rehabilitation and slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease.
Use this curated list of resources to help you be prepared for emergencies.
Health Quality Innovation Network’s Nursing Home Falls Tracker Tool
How to Share Your NHSN Data with Superior Health Quality Alliance (PDF) updated Oct. 27, 2022
QAPI Meeting Agenda (Word Doc)
Action Plan Template and Instructions (Word Doc)
QAPI Goal Setting (Word Doc)
QAPI Measure/Indicator Development Worksheet (Word Doc)
Care of Residents with Opioid & Stimulant Use Disorders in Long-Term Care Settings Toolkit*
*In February of 2021, the Medication Addiction Treatment Act removed the requirements for a provider to obtain a waiver from the DEA to dispense buprenorphine for SUD. More information.
Nursing Home Naloxone Policy and Procedure Toolkit
This toolkit provides easy-to-adapt policies and procedures for nursing homes to implement or improve their emergency response to opioid overdose, which includes naloxone administration.
PDF version | Editable Word version
Nursing Home Naloxone Policy and Procedure Toolkit Checklist
PDF version | Editable Word version
Frontline Forces – Five-part substance use disorder series covering the following topics:
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) – This document outlines recent changes to the bill making it easier for all providers to prescribe buprenorphine.
Never Use Alone – Toll-free national overdose prevention, detection, crisis response and medical intervention services for people who use drugs while alone.
The Call – This American Life podcast profile of Never Use Alone.
Superior Health Shine a Light on Stigma
The mission of the Superior Health Quality Alliance Shine a Light on Stigma campaign is to increase respect for and dignity of persons with substance use disorders. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to learn about and commit to eliminating the stigma surrounding substance use disorders by changing the language they use.
WI Clinical Resource Center (Sign-up for free to access materials, only available to Wisconsin LTC organizations)
Pain management in long-term care settings is vital to ensure residents’ quality of life and quality of care. This includes accurate and timely recognition of pain, comprehensive care-planning, implementation of non-pharmacological/pharmacological person-centered approaches, and evaluation/ongoing monitoring of the effectiveness of pain management.
The Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilites works to support nursing homes in improving the quality of life for residents experiencing a substance use disorder.
Request Assistance – Submit a request for tailored assistance, training or resources on substance use.
Superior Health is powered by eight organizations with proven success driving achievement of Medicare quality improvement program goals. Superior Health will work to improve the quality of health and health care for health care consumers, patients, clinicians, health care organizations and communities by supporting these five areas: