NYSDOH: 2014 NHQI Results

Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

NYS DOH sent each SNF a letter last week requesting you validate your 2014 Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI) data prior to the NHQI being publicly reported.  Please see below for details.

The New York State Department of Health is finalizing the results of the 2014 Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI) for public reporting and would like you to review the data submitted by your organization.  Please remember this is not an opportunity to update your data, but to validate that the data reflects what was submitted.

There are two attachments to this letter.  The first attachment describes the methodology for the 2014 NHQI and the second attachment provides instructions on how to interpret your facility’s one-page report.  Your facility's one-page feedback performance report is posted to the Health Commerce System (HCS).  To access this report, follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to the website at https://commerce.health.state.ny.us
  2. At the security screen, enter your HCS ID and password
  3. At the HCS Welcome Page, select "NH Rate Sheets 4/2009-Forward" under the heading "My Applications"
  4. At the Nursing Home Rates screen, select "2014 Nursing Home Quality Initiative Feedback Results" from the drop-down list under "Nursing Home Rates Selection List"
  5. Identify your facility in the drop-down list under "Nursing Home Selection List", then select "SHOW REPORTS"

The efficiency measure in the NHQI, Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations (PAH), is being reviewed internally and is not available for this feedback.  We will share that information with you when it is available.

If there are any questions about the 2014 data, please email us at NHQP@health.ny.gov.  Nursing homes will have until Tuesday, December 2, 2014 to provide feedback.  We will also add this data on the Department’s website at Health Data NY and will be sure to let you know when that file will be publically available.


Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20