◂  May 2017

Pain: Analyzing 5-Star Data and Applying QAPI Principles to Improve Pain Quality Measure

Published by: pattyadmin


Live Webinar


$55 HFAM Members - $110 Non-HFAM Members


Pain: Analyzing 5-Star Data and Applying QAPI Principles to Improve Pain Quality Measure

May 23, 2017 Live Webinar – 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Course Description:

This session will review the pain quality measures that impact the Quality Measure component of the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating system. During the session, we will review how these measures are calculated and how they impact your overall Five-Star Quality Rating. The session will focus on best practices for pain management to improve your pain quality measures using a QAPI framework with emphasis on reduction of common MDS coding errors and implementation of a facility specific Five Star road map action plan.  Sample tools will be shared for driving and sustaining Five Star Quality.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how the pain quality measures are calculated and impact the Five-Star Quality Rating score
  2. Describe best practices for improving pain quality measures impacting Five-Star Quality Rating score
  3. Describe a process for establishing priority QAPI goals and actions to improve pain quality measures

Course Content

1:00     Review of the pain quality measures and impact on 5-Star Rating

  • Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
  • Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
  • How to calculate the pain quality measure scores in the 5-Star Rating system

1:20     Best practices related to pain assessment and management

1:45    Developing a QAPI plan based on pain quality measures data analysis

  • PIP Team
  • Establishing goals for implementation
  • Identification of tools for evaluating and monitoring compliance
  • Plan for monitoring compliance
  • Implementation of changes that will result in 5-Star improvement

2:15     Closing Comments/ Q&A

Target Audience:   Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Managers, Nursing Home Administrators, Nursing staff and leaders, Quality Assurance Director, Social Services, Rehabilitation services


Program is approved for 1.25 contact hours for Administrators and Social Workers, approval pending for Nurses and OT/PT.

This registration is good for one CEU certificate.  If there are others viewing this program with you that need CEU certificates there will be a $15.00 charge per additional person/CEU certificate.  Please contact Patty DeGrasse at 410-290-5132 prior to the start of the program if others will be needing CEUs.

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