PointRight, Pathway launch 5-star ratings solution

PointRight, a leading provider of business intelligence and predictive analytics solutions to post-acute healthcare stakeholders, and Pathway Health, a professional management and consulting organization serving clients in the long-term care and post-acute care industry, today announced the launch of Five-Star Accelerator, a solution designed to help Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) attain and maintain the highest possible ratings on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System.

“Skilled Nursing Facilities that deliver quality in such a way that they achieve the highest five-star ratings rightfully have a competitive edge among referral sources and the general public,” said Steven Scott, Chief Executive Officer of PointRight. “Understanding what is needed to achieve a five-star rating, and knowing how to maintain that rating once you get there is not easy, and we believe the Five-Star Accelerator is the solution to fill this critical void by enabling providers to find the fastest and most effective path to five-star success.”

The Five-Star Accelerator, which is being offered exclusively through McKesson Medical-Surgical, is the first solution in the market combining the expertise of two veteran organizations.

“We are pleased to team up with PointRight to support today’s providers in their efforts to deliver quality outcomes in the new era of health care reform and expectations,” said Pathway Health Chief Executive Officer Peter B. Schuna. “With the combined experience and expertise of Pathway Health and PointRight, this unique Five-Star Accelerator solution will help Skilled Nursing Facilities understand the impact of their Five-Star Quality Rating, quickly identify performance gaps, and develop an actionable plan for achieving and maintaining their competitive advantage.”

The Five-Star Accelerator combines the power of PointRight’s web-based Five-Star FastTrack solution with the consulting expertise of Pathway Health, enabling providers to leverage technology to quickly identify performance gaps, and consulting support to implement a focused strategy for achieving quality and ratings improvement.

With Five-Star Accelerator, skilled nursing providers can evaluate existing performance across the three domains of the CMS Five-Star program, including survey (inspections), quality measures and staffing, and gain control over existing risk factors.

According to Joan Eliasek, president of Extended Care Sales for McKesson Medical-Surgical, “In our steadfast commitment to helping our customers to succeed in their markets, we are proud to collaborate with PointRight and Pathway on this new solution that will arm facilities with the resources they need to attract new residents, gain more referral sources and realize greater referral volume.”

Topics: Leadership , Medicare/Medicaid