MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual Version 14.0 Now Available

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

The MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V14.0 has been posted. The MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V14.0 contains detailed specifications for the MDS 3.0 quality measures and includes a Notable Changes section that summarizes the major changes from MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V13.0. The MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V14.0 can be found in the Downloads section of this webpage, grouped with other Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) and Nursing Home user’s manuals in a zip file titled Users-Manuals-Updated-10-19-2020.  The zip file titled User Manuals – Updated 01-21-2020 (ZIP) containing the MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V13.0 has been moved to the Quality Measures Archive webpage.

Five files have been posted:

  1. MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V14.0 (MDS-3_0-QM-USERS-MANUAL-v14_0.pdf) contains detailed specifications for the MDS 3.0 quality measures, as well as the Quality Measure Reporting Module Table that documents CMS quality measures calculated using MDS 3.0 data and reported in a CMS reporting module. MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual V14.0 is available under the Downloads section of this webpage.
  2. Nursing Home Compare Claims-based Quality Measure Technical Specifications (Nursing Home Compare Claims-based Measures Tech Specs.pdf) contains detailed technical specifications for all nursing home quality measures.
  3. Nursing Home Compare Quality Measures Technical Specifications Appendix (APPENDIX – Claims-based measures Technical Specifications.pdf) contains tables and appendices related to the Nursing Home Compare Claims-based Quality Measures.
  4. Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program Measure Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual V3.0 (SNF Measure Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual V3.0_FINAL_508C_081419.pdf) contains detailed specifications for all SNF QRP Quality Measures.
  5. SNF QRP Measure Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual Version 3.0.1 (SNF-QRP-QM-Users-Manual-V3_0_1-Addendum-Change-Table.pdf) contains appendices for the SNF QRP Measure Calculations and Reporting Manual V3.0, including a risk adjustment appendix and Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) crosswalks.

Users Manuals Updated 10-19-2020 (ZIP) is the direct link to the folder with the above 5 files.  Version 14.0 replaces Version 13.0 that was released in January 2020.