Disclaimer: These Best Practice Guidelines are presented as models only by way of illustration. They have not been reviewed by counsel. Before applying a particular form to a specific use by your organization, they should be reviewed by counsel knowledgeable concerning federal and state health care laws and rules and regulations.

HCANJ Best Practices

* These Best Practices have been accepted for posting on the National Guideline Clearinghouse website.

Other Best Practices

  • The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
    • Long term care resources from a community of over 50,000 medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other practitioners working in the various post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) settings.
  • Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
    • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of healthcare for all Americans. AHRQ develops the knowledge, tools, and data needed to improve the healthcare system and help consumers, healthcare professionals, and policymakers make informed health decisions.
  • CMS Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI)
    • CMS strives to provide nursing home providers with access to resources (materials or websites) to support QAPI implementation. Use of these resources is not mandated by CMS for regulatory compliance nor will their use ensure regulatory compliance.