Nursing Home Quality: Implementation of the Quality Indicator Survey
DIANE Publishing, 2011 - 34 pages
This report discusses the approach that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking to implement the Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) nationally. CMS developed the QIS -- a new electronic process used to conduct nursing home inspections -- to provide a more reliable assessment of the quality of care in nursing homes. This review of the implementation of the QIS provides background information on the nursing home inspection process and describes the approach CMS is taking to implement the QIS. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.
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