Sharpening our MDS Skills: Fine-Tuning Long-Stay Quality Measures

As the second part of our Quality Measures series, we dive deeper into the long-stay quality measures, the MDS data that drives them, and the exclusions and covariates involved.

“CMS utilizes the patient-specific MDS data collected to calculate many of the QI measures they monitor,” mentioned Parkhurst, “but it’s important to realize the Medicare claims and submissions to the CDC and the National Healthcare Safety Network are also utilized to calculate some of those CMS quality measures.” Throughout the presentation, Parkhurst focuses on the specific MDS data that drives the QI measures by the MDS.

This archived 30-minute webinar includes questions from attendees and answers provided.