Understanding the New MDS 3.0 Quality Measures

This manual is designed to assist organizations 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. 

Snapshot definitions for other Quality Measures not on the CASPER Reports but are included on Nursing Home Compare.

This edition also includes definitions for the new CMS Claims-Based Quality Measures.

Using Z Codes: SDOH Data Journey Map

This infographic describes the journey that social determinants of health (SDOH) data takes from the individual through the health system to data reporting as ICD-10-CM Z codes. It discusses data collection, documentation, coding and reporting. It contains resources to help implement programs to collect and report SDOH data in a manner that can lead to better health outcomes for individuals.

Utilization of Z Codes for Social Determinants of Health Among Medicare FFS Beneficiaries, 2019

This report updates the 2017 data highlight on Z code claims for Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries. Using social determinants of health (SDOH) Z codes can enhance quality improvement activities, track factors that influence people’s health, and provide further insight into existing health inequities. The report describes Z code claim data collected from 2016-2019 and highlights potential strategies to increase Z code utilization in reducing health care disparities.

Vaccination Rule Checklist

Use this checklist, along with the Vaccination Rule Audit tool, to ensure your policies and procedures have the appropriate elements necessary for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Final Rule

Value in Vaccination Video Series

The IPRO QIN-QIO introduces a Value in Vaccination Video Series, designed for interactive conversations about getting vaccinated.

The IPRO QIN-QIO also created companion conversation guides to help encourage discussion about the theme of each video. 

Values in Vaccination Video Series is a three part series:

Part 1: Getting information

Part 2: Influencing Factors

Part 3: Building Confidence