Open to all but aimed at NF nursing/medical directors, direct care medical staff, and social workers.
The primary objective of the Medicaid Quality Improvement and Hospitalization Avoidance (MQIHA) TeleECHO Program is to increase the quality of services by facility-based long-term care providers and reduce avoidable hospital admissions.
Our project is aligned with the CMS Value Based Purchasing requirements with a goal of helping nursing facilities reduce unplanned hospital readmissions. We hope to achieve this by establishing a systematic, evidence-based approach to clinical mentorship using the ECHO model that can be scaled. Our goal is to have involvement from all nursing facilities in the state of New Mexico by 2023.
In light of the COVID19 pandemic, we will also use this platform to focus on the timely issues of nursing facility resident and staff well-being and resiliency. The MQIHA tele-ECHO is a sustainable source of support for best practices and optimization of health for the duration of the COVID pandemic.
Through this program, we hope to provide the opportunity for nursing facility teams in both rural and urban areas to share best practices in processes and procedures, receive ongoing and timely professional development, and implement collaborative problem-solving methods to help solve complex issues and questions regarding quality and value of care in New Mexico's nursing facilities. Our community advisory board, which oversees development of the collaborative curriculum, is composed of stakeholders from all aspects of long-term care, including facility directors, MCO advisors, direct patient care providers, and patient advocates.
By sharing knowledge and expertise across the state in this collaborative ECHO model, we ultimately hope to improve the health and safety of all New Mexico nursing facility residents.