As part of our continued goal of partnering with nursing homes in central Indiana, IU Center for Aging Research has received a $621,697 planning grant to evolve the current OPTIMISTIC model into a scalable package for national dissemination.

 

This planning grant is designed to prepare for further implementation and dissemination of the OPTIMISTIC model, developed with CMS Innovations Center support. The grant includes the following activities:

  1. refining and packaging the OPTIMISTIC “bundle” for implementation;
  2. conducting an environmental analysis and plan for identifying national and regional partners and recruiting future sites;
  3. developing a dissemination strategy, including manuals and materials;
  4. developing a business plan focused on long-term sustainability; and
  5. creating a communications and dissemination plan.
IU Center for Aging Research
Unroe KT, Nazir A, Holtz LR et al. The Optimizing Patient Transfers, Impacting Medical Quality, and Improving Symptoms: Transforming Institutional Care approach: preliminary data from the implementation of a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services nursing facility demonstration project. J Am Geriatr Soc 2015;63:165-169.
October 8, 2018 • News
Shaking up how nursing homes and their clinicians are paid to care for sick residents
Keeping frail older adults in a familiar place with staff and providers who know them is the aim of the ongoing second phase of OPTIMISTIC, an innovative model of care management for long-stay nursing home residents. The 40 participating Indiana nursing homes are reimbursed by Medicare for onsite treatment of the six most common conditions of older nursing home residents linked to unnecessary hospitalizations.
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November 28, 2017 • News
OPTIMISTIC lowers long-stay nursing home residents’ avoidable hospitalizations by a third
As part of our continued goal of partnering with nursing homes in central Indiana, IU Center for Aging Research has received a $621,697 planning grant to evolve the current OPTIMISTIC model into a scalable package for national dissemination.   This planning grant is designed to prepare for further implementation and dissemination of the OPTIMISTIC model, […]
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January 26, 2017 • News
Expanding throughout Indiana, OPTIMISTIC study tests new CMS payment model
As part of our continued goal of partnering with nursing homes in central Indiana, IU Center for Aging Research has received a $621,697 planning grant to evolve the current OPTIMISTIC model into a scalable package for national dissemination.   This planning grant is designed to prepare for further implementation and dissemination of the OPTIMISTIC model, […]
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October 24, 2016 • News
OPTIMISTIC study: Unique nurse practitioner role leads to safer care in nursing homes
As part of our continued goal of partnering with nursing homes in central Indiana, IU Center for Aging Research has received a $621,697 planning grant to evolve the current OPTIMISTIC model into a scalable package for national dissemination.   This planning grant is designed to prepare for further implementation and dissemination of the OPTIMISTIC model, […]
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March 28, 2016
Improving care for nursing home residents: CMS ups support of OPTIMISTIC to $30.3 million
As part of our continued goal of partnering with nursing homes in central Indiana, IU Center for Aging Research has received a $621,697 planning grant to evolve the current OPTIMISTIC model into a scalable package for national dissemination.   This planning grant is designed to prepare for further implementation and dissemination of the OPTIMISTIC model, […]
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September 8, 2016 • News
IU and Regenstrief’s OPTIMISTIC named one of 20 top geriatric studies of 21st century
As part of our continued goal of partnering with nursing homes in central Indiana, IU Center for Aging Research has received a $621,697 planning grant to evolve the current OPTIMISTIC model into a scalable package for national dissemination.   This planning grant is designed to prepare for further implementation and dissemination of the OPTIMISTIC model, […]
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March 7, 2017 • Announcements
OPTIMISTIC improves care by avoiding unnecessary hospital stays for nursing home residents
As part of our continued goal of partnering with nursing homes in central Indiana, IU Center for Aging Research has received a $621,697 planning grant to evolve the current OPTIMISTIC model into a scalable package for national dissemination.   This planning grant is designed to prepare for further implementation and dissemination of the OPTIMISTIC model, […]
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November 1, 2016 • News
OPTIMISTIC study: Advance care planning in nursing homes challenging but critical
As part of our continued goal of partnering with nursing homes in central Indiana, IU Center for Aging Research has received a $621,697 planning grant to evolve the current OPTIMISTIC model into a scalable package for national dissemination.   This planning grant is designed to prepare for further implementation and dissemination of the OPTIMISTIC model, […]
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