Our Affiliates

Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not for profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging

Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.

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LeadingAge INsights

LeadingAge Insights is a collection of tools to help members better understand their own performance and their market position. With the added advantage of easy access to experts in the field, these tools help members improve their performance and competitiveness. Operated as a partnership of LeadingAge and your state association, these tools are available free of charge to LeadingAge provider members.

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Market Position Reports by Avalere, powered by VANTAGE CPS

 Avalere Health

Avalere Health is an advisory services company that creates innovative solutions to healthcare problems. Avalere’s Vantage CPS program is a tool allowing post-acute care providers to understand how Medicare beneficiaries and health systems are using hospitals, SNFs and home health in their local markets. The insights gained from Vantage CPS can help you initiate conversations with hospitals about readmission rates and how you can help them respond to the challenges they face.

LeadingAge has partnered with Avalere to produce four market analysis reports annually derived from detailed analysis of Medicare data, custom-designed to fit the needs of our members. Report topics will include:

  • Rehospitalization: full readmission rates by all conditions (and selected conditions, matching those in new federal value-based purchasing programs) for all Medicare providers in a market area.
  • Patient movement.
  • Length of stay.
  • Bundle preparation.

Ask the Avalere Expert

 Icon_Avalere All LeadingAge members may submit two questions via email every month about their reports to receive timely written answers from experts in the field. This feature is designed to help members use the reports to understand the competition, benchmark for value-added improvements and incorporate the reports and graphs in presentations to local hospitals or ACOs. In addition, Avalere will hold four quarterly webinars on post-acute and LTC, bundling, ACOs, and more.

LeadingAge Survey and Certification Reports

 Icon_Survey LeadingAge produces data reports for member nursing homes with a member’s individual facility data compared to others in the state and nation. This package also includes 16 state-level reports with data that is updated quarterly. Other types of provider members can also use the reports to identify potential partners with strong histories of quality care.

Ask the MDS Expert

 Icon_MDS Get real-time responses to your biggest MDS questions from nurse and master teacher on MDS — Judy Wilhide Brandt, R.N., B.A., RAC-MT. Answers are provided on topics such as: counting readmission cases, dealing with ‘fatal error’ messages (especially regarding the MDS section ‘distinct calendar days’), dementia and COT – OMRA rules for therapy, and managed care plan requests.

LeadingAge Quality Metrics


LeadingAge Quality Metrics is a set of interactive data tools that assists nursing homes in analyzing how they measure up to their peers, demonstrate value, and improve performance. Leveraging Nursing Home Compare data, Quality Metrics allows nursing homes to compare themselves against nearby or comparably sized nursing homes. It also offers a tool to help predict Five-Star status and provide guidance on where to focus to increase their rating.





And More……

Marketing Snapshot Reports

Ask the Housing Expert

LeadingAge 5-Star Analysis for Nursing Homes

LeadingAge Sounding Board


Updated February 28, 2016








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