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V12 of the QM User’s Manual: What You Need to Know

By Caralyn Davis, Staff Writer - February 26, 2019

As recently as the February 14 Skilled Nursing Facility/Long-term Care Open Door Forum, officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) indicated that providers could have to wait several months for the release of version 12 (v12) of the MDS 3.0 Quality Measures User’s Manual. However, in a surprise move on February 21, CMS released the updated manual, as well as the Quality Measure Identification Number by CMS Reporting Module Table V1.7, on its Quality Measures (QM) page


The most significant revisions focused on these key areas:


  • The short-stay and long-stay pressure ulcer QMs;

  • The long-stay weight loss QM;

  • The short-stay improvements in function QM;

  • The long-stay and short-stay influenza vaccination QMs.


Here are the highlights: