MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual Version 12.1 Now Available – Again

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

CMS posted the updated Quality Measures manual – version 12.1 – in early September 2019 then pulled it off the website a short time later.  The updated QM manual – still version 12.1 was posted again on October 8, 2019 in the form of a .zip file this time.  In that .zip file, you’ll see these documents:

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

  1. MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V12.1contains detailed specifications for the MDS 3.0 quality measures. MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V12.1 is available under the Downloads section of this page.
  2. Quality Measure Identification Number by CMS Reporting Module Table V1.7documents 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. The table is available under the Downloads section of this page.”

The 8-page Quality Measure Identification Number by CMS Reporting Module document is referenced in #2 above.