Volume XXXI, Number 5
May 2016

The Six New CMS Quality Measures

The following NEW CMS Quality Measures have now been added to Nursing Home Compare.

Five of the measures will be added to Five-Star in July 2016; however, CMS has not yet announced how they will be added or impact your star ratings.

Six NEW Measures


  1. Discharge to Community (Medicare Claims Based)
  1. Emergency Room Use (Medicare Claims Based)
  1. Hospitalization (Medicare Claims Based)
  1. Improvement in Function Since Admission (MDS Based)


  1. Decline in Mobility (MDS Based)
  1. Use of Hypnotics/Anxiolytics (MDS Based)

Click HERE to go to AHCA’s website for more information on the new measures.

Don’t forget to go to AHCA’s LTC Trend Tracker to monitor your facilities.

President’s Report

 Legislative Update

Commitment to Care

  • The Six New CMS Quality Measures


If you have any questions about the THCA Commitment to Care Initiative or would like to share your facilities successes please contact Gloria Bean-Williams by email or call (512) 458-1257.

State / THCA News

National / AHCA News

Announcements & Recognition


Associate Business Member News

 Region News