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Latest Nursing Home Quality Data Refresh on CMS Nursing Home Compare

The latest quarterly nursing home quality data refresh (including SNF QRP Data) has been posted to CMS Nursing Home Compare on Apr 24 2019.

Nursing home quality data was updated on CMS Nursing Home Compare as follows:

1. Short-stay residents measures (13 measures):
a) Quality measures used to calculate the star rating (6 measures) reporting data for 17Q4_18Q4 except for 3 measures:

  • Percentage of short-stay residents who were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission (17Q4_18Q3)
  • Percentage of short-stay residents who have had an outpatient emergency department visit (17Q4_18Q3)
  • Percentage of SNF residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened (17Q3_18Q2)

b) Flu and pneumonia prevention measures (2 measures) reporting data for  17Q4_18Q4

c) Additional quality measures (SNF) (5 measures)

  • Percentage of SNF residents who experience one or more falls with major injury during their SNF stay (17Q3_18Q2)
  • Percentage of SNF residents whose functional abilities were assessed and functional goals were included in their treatment plan (17Q3_18Q2)
  • Rate of successful return to home and community from a SNF (16Q4_17Q3) (*Note: This measure is also used in the Five Star Quality Rating System )
  • Rate of potentially preventable hospital readmissions 30 days after discharge from a SNF (15Q4_17Q3)
  • Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) for residents in SNFs (16Q4_17Q3)

2. Long-stay residents measures (16 measures)
a) Quality measures used to calculate the star rating (10 measures) reporting data for 18Q1_18Q4 except for 2 measures

  • Number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days (17Q4_18Q3)
  • Number of outpatient emergency department visits per 1,000 long-stay resident days (17Q4_18Q3)

b) Flu and pneumonia prevention measures (2 measures) reporting data for 18Q1_18Q4)

c) Additional quality measures (5 measures):

  • Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained (18Q1_18Q4)
  • Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder (18Q1_18Q4)
  • Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight (18Q1_18Q4)
  • Percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression (18Q1_18Q4)
  • Percentage of long-stay residents who got an antianxiety or hypnotic medication (18Q1_18Q4)

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