Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NHQCC)

Project Overview

The Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NHQCC) is an all teach, all learn initiative led by Alliant Quality QIN-QIO as part of the 12th Statement of Work (SOW). The Collaborative uses evidence based and data driven methodologies to guide and rapidly spread quality practices to nursing homes (NHs) with the goal of ensuring that nursing home residents receive the highest possible quality of care. Specifically, the NHQCC works to instill quality and performance improvement practices focusing on the systems that impact quality to reduce healthcare-acquired conditions, adverse drug events, re-admissions and emergency department (ED) visits and improve the total quality measure score.

Total Quality Measure Score

There are 15 quality measures that factor into the QM Total Quality STAR rating:

Long-Stay measures derived from MDS Assessments:

  • Percent of residents whose need for help with activities of daily living has increased
  • Percent of residents whose ability to move independently worsened
  • Percent of high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
  • Percent of residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
  • Percent of residents with a urinary tract infection
  • Percent of residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
  • Percent of residents who received an antipsychotic medication

Long-Stay measures derived from claims data:

  • Number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days
  • Number of outpatient emergency department (ED) visits per 1,000 long-stay resident days

Short-Stay measures derived from MDS assessments:

  • Percent of residents who made improvement in function
  • Percent of SNF residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
  • Percent of residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication

Short-Stay measures derived from claims data:

  • Percent of short-stay residents who were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission
  • Percent of short-stay residents who have had an outpatient emergency department (ED) visit
  • Rate of successful return to home and community from a SNF


News and Announcements

August 31, 2020

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February 3, 2020

Did you miss the National Improvement Project Webinar hosted by Alliant Quality?

Watch the webinar below to learn more about the QIN-QIO program and how you can get involved in the exciting new nationwide quality improvement initiatives....

February 4, 2020

Download the SPACE Participation Agreement

The Southern Partners Action Collaborative for Excellence (SPACE) is a cooperative project between Alliant Quality and nursing homes. As a SPACE participant, your facility agrees...

February 5, 2020

SAVE THE DATES: Alliant Quality 2020 Learning and Action Network (LAN) Event Schedule

Alliant Quality hosts monthly Learning and Action Network (LAN) events for our Nursing Home groups and Community Coalitions. A LAN is a group of health care professionals...