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NQF endorses rehospitalization measuring tool

January 8, 2015
by Richard R. Rogoski
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The National Quality Forum (NQF) has given its endorsement to the PointRight Pro 30 rehospitalization measuring tool, according to an American Health Care Association (AHCA) announcement.

Based on predictive analytics, this measuring tool is able to track and reduce rehospitalization rates in long-term and post-acute care centers, as well as in accountable care and managed care organizations. AHCA has partnered with PointRight to provide the tracking tool to its members as part of AHCA's LTC Trend Tracker.

"This measure is the only NQF endorsed risk adjusted rehospitalization tool for skilled nursing centers that measures rehospitalization rates for all admissions regardless of payor status," said David Gifford, MD, MPH, AHCA senior vice president of quality and regulatory affairs, in a press release. "With NQF’s experts confirming this measure as reliable and valid, we expect more and more ACOs and MCOs using this measure as a source of information for the profession."

Mark Parkinson, AHCA president and CEO, added: "This endorsement aligns with AHCA’s mission to improve lives by delivering solutions for quality care. It’s tools such as this that allows us to improve quality care and reduce hospital readmissions."