DOH’s 2015 NHQI Results are Final and on the HCS

Nancy Leveille and Carl Pucci in Clinical & Quality

NYSHFA received the information below from the NYS Department of Health:

The final results of the 2015 New York State Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI) have been posted to the Health Commerce System (HCS), and we are pleased to share with you your facility's performance. The results will also be made available on the Department’s website and Health Data NY in the coming days.

The following types of facilities are excluded from the NHQI and will not have a report posted on the HCS: Non-Medicaid facilities, CMS-designated Special Focus Facilities, Specialty Facilities, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, and Transitional Care Units.

The attached document contains the Dear Administrator letter followed by the methodology for the 2015 NHQI (pages 3-10), instructions for interpreting your facility's 2015 NHQI results (pages 11-14), and the methodologies and instructions for interpreting the two new benchmarking staffing measures (pages 15-22).

If there are any questions about the 2015 NHQI, please email us at In the near future, the Department will release the results on its website ( and will make the dataset available on Health Data NY.


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

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