MDS 3.0 Quality Measures (QM) User's Manual V12.1 Re-posted (10/19)

By CMS - October 09, 2019

Nursing Home Quality Measure Changes

 The following nursing home quality measures have been removed:

·        Percentage of short-stay residents who report moderate to severe pain.

·        Percentage of long-stay residents who report moderate to severe pain.

This change supports the federal initiative to reduce opioid utilization by seeking to prevent a potential scenario where the performance of a facility on the pain quality measures may inappropriately contribute to their decision to seek the administration of an opioid. 

MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual Version 12.1 Now Available

The MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual Version 12.1 has been posted. The MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V12.1 contains detailed specifications for the MDS 3.0 quality measures. The MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V12.1 can be found in the Downloads section of this page and the MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V12.0 has been moved to the Quality Measures Archive page.

One file related to the MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual has been posted:

1.      MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V12.1 contains detailed specifications for the MDS 3.0 quality measures.

2.      Quality Measure Identification Number by CMS Reporting Module Table V1.7 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.