The Quality Measures: Digging Beneath the Data

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60 Minutes
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Know The Methodology Behind The Calculation Of The Quality Measures

Quality Measures are an integral part of the overall quality assurance and quality improvement activities in the SNF. During this audio session, Keri Hart, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT will discuss the MDS 3.0 assessment response that influences each quality measure. She will shed light on the methodology behind the calculation of the quality measures and help you understand the difference between short and long-stay measures. In this 60-minute session, you will gain  global knowledge of how to use the QM data for quality care provision, quality assurance and quality improvement, as well as survey preparedness in your facility.

This program will enable the healthcare provider to get an understanding of the basic calculation and risk adjustments used to calculate the Quality Measures. Plus, you will gain knowledge about the link between the MDS 3.0 Assessment and the Quality Measures


  • Define numerator, denominator and exclusion.
  • Discuss the basic calculation and the risk adjustments used to create the Quality Measures
  • List the MDS coding items that are used to create the Quality Measures
  • List key strategies to ensuring accuracy of the Quality Measures

Topics covered in the session:

  • Purpose of Quality Measures
    • Publicly reported information
    • Use by the facility
    • Use by the consumer
  • Calculations and Definitions
    • Calculation of Quality Measures
    • Glossary of Terms
  • The Quality Measures Defined
    • Short-Stay Measures
    • Long-Stay Measures
  • Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance
    • Use of the QMs in Quality Assurance
    • Clinical implications of the QMs

Who should attend? Administrators, MDS Coordinators, and Directors of Nursing

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About Our Speaker

Keri Hart - Nurses Training Expert

Keri Hart, MS, CCC-SLP, CHHRP-QT, RAC-CT,  of Clinical Operations/Education & Training and a Consultant for Harmony Healthcare International (HHI), an industry leader in Long-Term Care consulting. HHI is a premier Healthcare Consulting firm specializing in Compliance and Reimbursement.  Keri is a CHHRP (Certified Harmony Healthcare Rehab Professional) Qualified Trainer providing certification training for Rehabilitation and Nursing professionals as well as on-site auditing of medical records. This process directly enhances the...   More Info
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