Nursing Home Special Study: Reducing Avoidable Hospitalizations of Nursing Home residents—Framework for Pilot Testing Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers of Nursing Home Residents
This pilot project is a part of a special study supported by CMS. The special study is being conducted by Georgia Medical Care Foundation (GMCF), the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Georgia. The main goal of the special study is to develop and implement strategies and tools that will reduce potentially avoidable acute care transfers (ACT) from nursing homes. The INTERACT TOOL KIT (INTERventions to reduce Acute Care Transfers) will be implemented using a Collaborative Framework similar to the model developed by IHI. The tool kit will be refined as the result of this pilot project, and disseminated nationally to assist nursing homes in the U.S. to reduce potentially avoidable ACT.