AMDA's 2019 Annual Conference

FR5 - SNF Five-Star Quality Metrix 101

Mar 8, 2019 11:00am ‐ Mar 8, 2019 12:00pm


This session will present the widely used and applied Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) quality measures (QMs) that affect skilled nursing facility (SNF) five-star quality ratings. The presentation will cover the contributions of the three components of the five-star QMs—the survey process, the staffing component, and the minimum data set (MDS)—as well as CMS data-based QMs. It also will cover how the different components to the five-star rating system are measured, triggered, and translated into a five-star rating. Quality improvement approaches to influence the various components will be introduced.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the components of the CMS Five-Star SNF rating.
  • Discuss the impact of the CMS surveys and staffing component on the Five-Star rating.
  • Explain how the MDS triggers the quality metrix.
  • Discuss how to make a positive impact on the quality metrix in your facilities.


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