MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual Version 13.0 Now Available

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

The MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V13.0 and Quality Measure Reporting Module Table V1.8 have been posted. The MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V13.0 contains detailed specifications for the MDS 3.0 quality measures. The MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V13.0 can be found in the Downloads section of this webpage and the MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V12.1 has been moved to the Quality Measures Archive webpage. The Quality Measure Reporting Module Table V1.8 documents CMS quality measures calculated using MDS 3.0 data and reported in a CMS reporting module, with a unique CMS identification number specified for each QM. The Quality Measure Reporting Module Table V1.8 can be found in the Downloads section of this webpage and the Quality Measure Reporting Module Table V1.7 has been moved to the Quality Measures Archive webpage.

Two files related to the MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual have been posted:

  1. MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V13.0contains detailed specifications for the MDS 3.0 quality measures. MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V13.0 is available under the Downloads section of this webpage. It is included in the zip file titled User Manuals – Updated 01-21-2020 (ZIP).  [This link takes you directly to that .zip file.]  There are 4 parts to the manual/file:
  • 93 pages of the manual proper
  • 28 pages of Nursing Home Compare Claims-Based Quality Measure Technical Specifications
  • 106 pages of Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program Measure Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual and
  • 33 pages of Appendices – Nursing Home Compare Quality Measure Technical Specifications

Quality Measure Identification Number by CMS Reporting Module Table V1.8 documents 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 webpage.   [This link takes you directly to the 8-page table/document.]