Changes to 2013 Nursing Home Quality Pool

Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

DOH will be sending out the below email to nursing homes and associations shortly regarding changes to the Nursing Home Quality Pool.

Dear Nursing Home Administrator:

In an effort to make the results of the 2013 Nursing Home Quality Pool (NHQP) available, the New York State Department of Health has renamed the NHQP to the Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI) due to a delay in approval of the State Planning Amendment (SPA) from CMS. The Department is pleased to release all components of the 2013 NHQI on the HealthData NY website.

Recent changes in the Public Health Law have removed the Fraud/Abuse criteria from the NHQI, we have updated the alphabetized ranking of NHQI nursing homes on the MRT website to reflect this change and the updated Facility-level reports will be posted to the HCS in the next few days. Please refer to the attached Dear Administrator letter for more information on how to access these results.  For questions, please contact our BML at NHQP@health.state.ny.us.

Sincerely,

Raina Josberger

  NYSHFA CONTACT: Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-461-4800 x20