We are pleased to provide you with this resource manual on the quality measures affecting nursing homes: Understanding the New MDS 3.0 Quality Measures. This edition also includes definitions for the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Claims-Based Quality Measures.
This manual is designed to assist you in identifying how a resident will “trigger” for a quality measure based on quality measure specifications and the coding of the MDS 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI). A snapshot definition is given for the 21 Quality Measures currently included on the CASPER MDS 3.0 Facility Level Quality Measure Report. We have also identified and provided snapshot definitions for other Quality Measures included on Nursing Home Compare that are not on the CASPER Reports.