MDS 3.0 Quality Measures (QM) User’s Manual v7.0 (4/13)

CMS has released version 7.0 of the QM User’s Manual, as well as an updated version 1.2 Quality Measure Identification Number by CMS Reporting Module table, which documents CMS quality measures calculated using MDS 3.0 data and reported in a CMS reporting module. A unique CMS identification number is specified for each QM.

The version 7.0 manual includes the following:
Chapter 1, QM Sample and Record Selection Methodology, includes information about definitions, selecting QM samples, short-stay record definitions, and long-stay record definitions.

Chapter 2, MDS 3.0 Quality Measures Logical Specifications, breaks down the definitions, including numerators, denominators, and potential exclusions, for the publicly reported short-stay QMs and long-stay QMs

Appendix A, Technical Details

Appendix B, Parameters Used for Each Quarter

Appendix C, Episode and Stay Determination

Appendix D, Measures Withdrawn from NQF Submission

Appendix E, Surveyor Quality Measures, defines the survey-only QMs that are not publicly reported.

Appendix F, Specifications for the Facility Characteristics Report

Download the manual and ID table below



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