Updated Care Compare Five-Star Technical Users’ Guide – April 2022

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

CMS posted the updated Technical Users’ Guide (35 pages) on April 5, 2022. 

April 2022 Revisions – Quality Measure Rating Threshold changes

Effective with the April 2022 refresh, CMS is implementing the planned, regular increases to the Quality Measure (QM) rating thresholds, increasing each rating threshold by one-half of the average improvement in QM scores since the last time the thresholds were set. For the April 2022 refresh, the average improvement is determined from the period of April 2019 – January 2022. The new rating thresholds are shown in Table 6 of this document. Note that the point thresholds for individual QMs are not changing.