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The Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign

The Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign is a major initiative of the Advancing Excellence in Long Term Care Collaborative. The Collaborative assists all stakeholders of long term care supports and services to achieve the highest practicable level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being for all individuals receiving long term care services.

2012 Nursing Home Action Plan

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the 2012 Nursing Home Action Plan, which serves as a guide for CMS’ efforts to continue to improve nursing home safety and quality. This plan has five actionable strategies that are based on CMS’ Three-Part Aim for improving health care in the US: Enhance consumer engagement; strengthen survey processes, standards, and enforcement; promote quality improvement; create strategic approaches through partnerships; and advance quality through innovation and demonstration. 

Initiative of Reducing Psychotropic Medications by 15%

CMS' Initiative of Reducing Psychotropic Medications by 15% is part of The Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign which is a major initiative of the Advancing Excellence in Long Term Care Collaborative. The Collaborative assists all stakeholders of long term care supports and services to achieve the highest practicable level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being for all individuals receiving long term care services.