Volume XXX, Number 6
Traditional vs QIS Findings and Issues
On May 22, 2015 CMS issued an S&C Memo including a review of the nursing home survey and a summary of traditional and Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) findings and issues. Click here to view a pdf of the letter and findings.
The document indicates that:
Nursing Home Survey Evaluation: For the past 10 years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the States have used two standard survey processes that assess the quality of care and quality of life for nursing home residents. Enclosed is a review of both the traditional survey and QIS processes.
Survey Efficiency and Effectiveness: The CMS is continuing to make improvements to QIS to address the challenges, concerns and feedback they have received to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of survey process.
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