The following federal web site provides resources primarily for nursing homes and home health agencies: www.qtso.com Most of the information is technical in nature: the Global Dialer, RAVEN, MDS, etc. There are also alerts issued.
Currently you will find 2 important alerts:
1. An alert regarding the CMS survey to Determine Need for Flu Vaccines in Long Term Care - due date: 10/29/04.
2. An alert regarding Medicare-Approved Prescription Drug Discount Cards.
Please check this site on a regular basis: www.qtso.com
Shirley Stirling, MDS Automation Coordinator, State of Washington
*QTSO - QIES Tech Support Office (federal) **QIES - Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (federal)