The new Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Quality Measure (QM) data will be available to individual facilities and State Agency staff beginning April 1, 2012. The QM’s will not be available to the public on Nursing Home Compare and factored into the Five Star Rating until July, 2012. The April 1, 2012 release coincides with the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) manual update and a few changes in the MDS 3.0 Item Set.
MDS 3.0 QM Reports
The following reports will be available in the MDS 3.0 QM Reports report category in the CASPER Reporting application:
MDS 3.0 Facility Quality Measure Report
MDS 3.0 Monthly Comparison Report
MDS 3.0 Resident Level Quality Measure Report
MDS 3.0 QM Package Reports – this package includes:
- MDS 3.0 Facility Quality Measure Report – automatically selected by default
- MDS 3.0 Resident Level Quality Measure Report – automatically selected by default
- MDS 3.0 Submission Statistics By Facility Report
MDS 3.0 RAI Manual and Item Sets
There are a few changes to the RAI Manual and Item Sets. Facilities are required to use the new Item Sets with an Assessment Reference Date (ARD) of April 1, 2012 or later. The new manual and change tables can be downloaded at: http://www.cms.gov/NursingHomeQualityInits/45_NHQIMDS30TrainingMaterials.asp
The new item sets can be downloaded at: http://www.cms.gov/NursingHomeQualityInits/30_NHQIMDS30TechnicalInformation.asp
802 and 672 Forms
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will soon be releasing a Survey and Certification (S&C) memo regarding changes in the 802 form and 672 instructions. When the S&C memo is released, surveyors will again start pulling and using the new QM’s, along with the new 802 form and 672 instructions during offsite preparation. Until the S&C memo is released, surveyors will not use QM’s nor the new 802 and 672 forms in the survey process.