Hospital members from the Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC) and the Michigan Arthroplasty Registry Collaborative Quality Improvement (MARCQI) met in a series of two workgroups discussing how to combat unnecessary skilled nursing facility (SNF) admissions following both hip and knee replacement surgery. The primary goals of these workgroups were to identify root causes and initiatives preventing a SNF admission in which the stay provided no value to the patients. At the April MVC semiannual meeting, attendees heard briefly about how participating hospitals designed their initiatives and measured their results. A comprehensive toolkit will be available later this week to all MVC members summarizing the robust discussions and innovative ways to reduce unnecessary SNF use.
You must be a MVC participant to download the toolkit, which will be posted on the data registry (https://mvc.arbormetrix.com/Registry/login ) under the Resources section by Friday, May 19th . You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org and request a copy.