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Data and Measurement

Are you looking for your facility's performance data report, or for help in interpreting it?

CMS' value-based purchasing program

Get an outline of the type of assistance Qualis Health can provide.

CMS' patient-driven payment model

Review FAQs and other resources about this new case mix classification model, which will be effective October 1, 2019.

National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign

For standardized process measures like rehospitalization, person-centered care, and consistent assignment, use the NNHQIC tracking tools to establish your baseline and track your improvement over time. You may also submit your data monthly on their website in order to compare your progress with others in the state and nationally.

Read about the nine goals of the National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign.

CMS urges nursing homes to continue C. diff reporting to NHSN

Read more.

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

Data submitted to the NHSN are used by the CDC to prepare national and statewide analyses of various healthcare-associated infections.

The data are not released to government agencies. Participating nursing homes have the sole authority to grant rights to others (such as Qualis Health) to view their submissions.

See clinical resources for infection prevention and incontinence management.

National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC) Composite Score

The NNHQCC’s composite score is comprised of 13 NQF-endorsed, long-stay quality measures that represent larger systems within the long-term care setting.

Qualis Health reports individual composite scores along with aggregate comparisons to each NHQCC particpant. Other nursing homes can calculate their own score by following these instructions.

Quality Measure Reports

Nursing homes regularly submit clinical Quality Measure (QM) data to CMS.  The data are accessible via the Minimum Data Set (MDS) database, and some of those measures are published quarterly for public use on Nursing Home Compare.

The QIES/CASPER system includes a report that summarizes your QM results and includes state and national comparisons. (Your CASPER data is updated more frequently than the state and national comparisons.) Chapter 11 of the CASPER User's Guide describes how to access this report.

You may also choose to track your own data from weekly logs and other in-house sources. Qualis Health has developed a Run Chart tool to make it easier for you to track and compare your data over time.

Measure Specifications

For detailed definitions of the numerator and denominator used in each QM, download CMS' most current User Guide (listed near the bottom of their webpage)

Race, Ethnicity, and Primary Language

Disparities are evident throughout the nation's healthcare system. Are you collecting and analyzing data about race and language along with other quality measures? Learn how and why.