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Data Refresh on CMS Nursing Home Compare

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Nursing Home quality of care data has been updated on CMS Nursing Home Compare (data was updated on April 29th) as follows:

Quality of resident care measures

Short-stay residents
Measures used to calculate the star rating – Short-stay residents

  1. Percentage of short-stay residents who were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission (18Q4_19Q3)
  2. Percentage of short-stay residents who have had an outpatient emergency department visit (18Q4_19Q3)
  3. Percentage of short-stay residents who got antipsychotic medication for the first time (18Q4_19Q4)
  4. Percentage of SNF residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened (19Q1_19Q4)
  5. Percentage of short-stay residents who improved in their ability to move around on their own (18Q4_19Q4)

Flu and pneumonia prevention measures – Short-stay residents

  1. Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season (18Q4_19Q4)
  2. Percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia (18Q4_19Q4)


Additional quality measures – Short-stay residents

  1. Percentage of SNF residents who experience one or more falls with major injury during their SNF stay (18Q3_19Q2)
  2. Percentage of SNF residents whose functional abilities were assessed and functional goals were included in their treatment plan (18Q3_19Q2)
  3. Rate of successful return to home and community from a SNF.This measure is also used in the Five Star Quality Rating System (16Q4_18Q3)
  4. Rate of potentially preventable hospital readmissions 30 days after discharge from a SNF (16Q4_18Q3)
  5. Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) for residents in SNFs (16Q4_18Q3)

Long-stay residents
Measures used to calculate the star rating – Long-stay residents

  1. Number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days (18Q4_19Q3)
  2. Number of outpatient emergency department visits per 1,000 long-stay resident days (18Q4_19Q3)
  3. Percentage of long-stay residents who got an antipsychotic medication (19Q1_19Q4)
  4. Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury (19Q1_19Q4)
  5. Percentage of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers (19Q1_19Q4)
  6. Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection (19Q1_19Q4)
  7. Percentage of long-stay residents who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder (19Q1_19Q4)
  8. Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened (19Q1_19Q4)
  9. Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased (19Q1_19Q4)

Flu and pneumonia prevention measures – Long-stay residents

  1. Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a flu shot for the current flu season (19Q1_19Q4)
  2. Percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia (19Q1_19Q4)

Additional quality measures – Long-stay residents

  1. Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained (19Q1_19Q4)
  2. Percentage of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder (19Q1_19Q4)
  3. Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight (19Q1_19Q4)
  4. Percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression (19Q1_19Q4)
  5. Percentage of long-stay residents who got an antianxiety or hypnotic medication (19Q1_19Q4)

Read more:

  • CMS Nursing Home Compare: https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/
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