Session 10 | The New Sounds of CMS’ Five Star Quality Rating System
Day: Monday, July 26 Time: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Type/Topic: Legal/Regulatory/Survey
We did not expect the infection control surveys to count, but they do. We did not expect our MDS data to be used, but it is. The session will discuss the impact this had on facilities' Five Star Rating, and how to move forward.
Steven Littlehale, MS, CGNS-BC is the Chief Innovation Officer at Zimmet Healthcare Service Group, LLC. An internationally known author and speaker on a broad range of health care and post-acute care topics, Steven’s ability to synthesize complex information to inspire strategic and tactical excellence has been the hallmark of his career and has established his renowned reputation as a highly effective and motivating lecturer. His numerous publications include various professional journal articles as well as a popular monthly blog in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. Steven brings a career spanning more than 30 years ranging from direct nursing care to education, research and analytics, quality assurance/improvement, and consulting. He has a BS in nursing from the University of Vermont and an MS in nursing from Georgetown University. For two decades as chief clinical officer and executive vice president at PointRight, Inc., with which he continues in an Emeritus capacity, he grew the company from a small start-up with a unique mission to become the professions top data-analytics leader. Steven is a Board certified gerontological clinical specialist, whose greatest professional joy is to celebrate those who share his passion for quality care for our nation’s elders.