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Largest Change to Long Term Care Regulation in Twenty-Five Years has Nursing Facilities Looking for Help

DENVER (PRWEB) December 01, 2017

A wave of regulatory change by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hit nursing homes hard this Wednesday, as Phase 2 of the Final Rule of Reform of Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities became effective. The Final Rule marks the largest change to nursing home regulations in over twenty-five years and has nursing care providers scrambling for an answer to help them to navigate these changes.

Over 20% of the nursing homes in the country have turned to the leading quality management system for skilled nursing, abaqis, as their solution.

“Last week marked a major release in abaqis,” stated Ellen Kuebrich, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Providigm, “As we have always done in the past, we updated our system to not only reflect the latest regulatory changes, guidance, and changes to the long term care survey process, but also unveiled new tools that make it easier for facilities to maintain quality and provide excellent care to the elderly.”

abaqis is the only proven system for quality management in skilled nursing, with use resulting in fewer deficiencies, fewer fines, and greater resident satisfaction.

Providers will benefit from easy-to-use guided Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement assessments, in-depth investigation pathways, and automated tools, like the QAPI Plan Builder, and the Facility Assessment tool, that efficiently manage compliance with Phase 2 regulatory requirements.

Medline began offering abaqis to customers in 2008 as a solution for reducing survey deficiencies. The program walks a facility through the full federal regulation, pinpoints potential areas of non-compliance and provides recommendations for corrective action. Thousands of customers are currently using abaqis through Medline.

“It is important that we are more than just a medical supply company to our customers. Medline strives to offer comprehensive and long-term business solutions, which is why we have put tremendous focus on our partnership with Providigm to ensure post-acute care providers have the tools they need to better comply with complex regulations,” says Shawn Scott, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales, Medline.

Learn more about how Medline is helping skilled nursing facilities drive success around quality improvement efforts at

About Providigm Providigm creates quality improvement solutions for health care. Through Providigm’s web-based systems and comprehensive training, providers are able to improve the quality of care and life of their residents. Providigm’s patented abaqis® Quality Management System is the nation’s leading assessment and reporting system based on CMS’s Quality Indicator Survey. With its full complement of tools for survey readiness, QAPI, Readmission Tracking, and Customer Satisfaction, abaqis is designed to help nursing homes in any market prepare for changes in the post-acute and long-term care industry. Providigm’s accomplished Research Team provides the scientific foundation and cutting-edge methodology behind its quality systems. For more information, visit

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