2015 Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI) and Methodology

Nancy Leveille and Carl Pucci in Clinical & Quality

The DOH just posted the 2015 NHQI program methodology. NYSHFA continues its work with DOH to revise and update program methodology. Also attached are DOH’s responses to committee input with suggested 2015 revisions.  The new Pharmacy Quality Alliance measures are included here. The 2015 NHQI still recognizes the highest scoring SNF’s and provides additional scoring points for most improved quality measures.

DOH will be testing 2 staffing measures this year.  They won't count for payment, but will be important for next year.  Data from the 2014 cost report, Schedule P, will be the resource.

NYSHFA CONTACTS:

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

Carl J. Pucci
Director, Finance & Reimbursement
518-462-4800 x36