Thursday, January 8, 2009

CMS Nursing Home Quality Measures

Here is a table of Nursing Home quality measure as defined by CMS.

Quality MeasuresMDS Observation Time Frame *

Long Term Measures

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season

October 1 thru March 31

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination

Looks back 5 years

Percent of Residents Whose Need for Help With Daily Activities Has Increased

Looks back 7 days

Percent of Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain

Looks back 7 days

Percent of High-Risk Residents Who Have Pressure Sores

Looks back 7 days

Percent of Low-Risk Residents Who Have Pressure Sores

Looks back 7 days

Percent of Residents Who Were Physically Restrained

Looks back 7 days

Percent of Residents Who are More Depressed or Anxious

Looks back 30 days

Percent of Low-Risk Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder

Looks back 14 days

Percent of Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder

Looks back 14 days

Percent of Residents Who Spent Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair

Looks back 7 days

Percent of Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse

Looks back 7 days

Percent of Residents with a Urinary Tract Infection

Looks back 30 days

Percent of Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight

Looks back 30 days

Short-Stay Measures

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season

October 1 thru March 31

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination

Looks back 5 years

Percent of Short-Stay Residents With Delirium

Looks back 7 days

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain

Looks back 7 days

Percent of Short-Stay Residents With Pressure Sores

Looks back 7 days

1 comment:

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