DOH 2017 Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI)

Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

DOH released the 2017 NHQI program and methodology late last week. There is one new change to this methodology which is for the long stay residents who received the influenza vaccination. DOH will be using the CMS’ measure that was updated in the MDS 3.0 Manual Version 9 effective October 1, 2015. The data collection dates are October 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016 for this measure only. NYSHFA provided comments to DOH on this last version of the Initiative and can be viewed through this attachment. You will see that some of their potential new measures have not been added in the 2017 program.


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