ECMC’s Terrace View Long-Term Care Facility earns Four-Star Quality Rating from CMS

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation announced yesterday that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has determined that ECMC’s Terrace View Long-Term Care Facility has earned a Four-Star Rating for Overall Quality
The newly assigned CMS ratings for Terrace View include: Four Stars for Overall Quality, Five Stars for Quality Measures, Four Stars for Staffing, and Four Stars for RN Staffing. The Quality Measure (QM) Rating is scheduled to be posted by CMS on their “Nursing Home Compare” website as of May 24, 2017. The data used in the ratings are from the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 quality measures for all four quarters of 2016 and claims-based quality measures data from 7/1/2015 through 6/30/2016. MDS is part of the U.S. federally mandated process for clinical assessment of all residents in Medicare or Medicaid certified nursing homes.
Terrace View is one of only 12 nursing homes out of 102 in Western New York rated by CMS with 4 Stars for Overall Quality. 
Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., PhD, ECMC President and CEO, said, “This is a significant achievement for Terrace View. At the end of the day, this achievement is about the commitment of our Terrace View caregivers and their focus on the residents who live there.We continue to be very proud of quality scores achieved by the entire ECMC and Terrace View Family, as they continue to strive for the very best care for our patients and residents in everything they do.  
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ABOUT CMS: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  CMS administers programs including: Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Health Insurance Marketplace. 
ABOUT ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (ECMC) CORPORATION: The ECMC Corporation was established as a New York State Public Benefit Corporation and since 2004 has included an advanced academic medical center with 583 inpatient beds, on- and off-campus health centers, more than 30 outpatient specialty care services and Terrace View, a 390-bed long-term care facility. ECMC is Western New York’s only Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, as well as a regional center for burn care, behavioral health services, transplantation, medical oncology and head & neck cancer care, rehabilitation and a major teaching facility for the University at Buffalo. Most ECMC physicians, dentists and pharmacists are dedicated faculty members of the university and/or members of a private practice plan.  More Western New York residents are choosing ECMC for exceptional patient care and patient experiences – the difference between healthcare and true care