Volume XXXI, Number 2
February 2016

NFQR Data Collection Runs Through March 31

DADS has extended the data collection deadline for the Nursing Facility Quality Review to March 31, 2016. Nursing homes that are contacted by nurse quality reviewers from the University of Texas School of Nursing are asked to cooperate and allow access to sample residents and their clinical records.

Note that visits may occur outside normal business hours, including on weekends. Facilities will be notified by phone 1-2 days before the visit.

By the end of the survey, UT will have contacted more than 1,100 nursing homes to assess and interview residents using a survey tool that focuses on quality of care and resident satisfaction with their quality of life. The information collected will help DADS track progress in current quality improvement activities, and develop strategies for new initiatives to improve the quality of care and quality of life for residents.

Questions can be sent by email.  More information also can be found on UT’s NFQR website.

“COMMITMENT TO CARE” – THCA 2016 Spring Conference & Resource Fair


 Legislative Update

Notice: Before you e-mail your legislator, make sure you have the latest address.  As of February 1, House and Senate e-mail addresses have been updated from @house.state.tx.us and @senate.state.tx.us to @house.texas.gov and @senate.texas.gov


 Commitment to Care

  • NFQR Data Collection Runs Through March 31

If you have any questions about the THCA Commitment to Care Initiative or would like to share your facilities successes please contact Gloria Bean-Williams by email or call (512) 458-1257.


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