MDS Long Stay Residents in CASPER

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

The QIES Technical Support Office posted this notification on April 1, 2021:

Attention QIES Users: CMS is in compliance with disposition authority N1-440-09-03 and only retains assessment and supporting data that is less than 10 years old in the QIES National database. Therefore, assessment-based quality measures generated in CASPER for reporting periods of 9 years* or older may be calculated with less than a full set of original assessment records. These reporting periods may not reflect the actual quality of care performed for episodes and stays within that time frame.

*Note: Some assessment-based quality measures require a 2-year lookback period based on the target date of the stay or episode.

CASPER reports currently impacted by the data retention policy:

  • MDS 3.0 Facility Level Quality Measure Report
  • MDS 3.0 Resident Level Quality Measure Report
  • MDS 3.0 Facility Characteristic Report