Performance Improvement 2001. Evaluating the Use of Quality Indicators in the Long Term Care Survey Process


The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services's (CMS's) goal is to move towards a regulatory monitoring system that allows for an appropriate use of indicators to evaluate the quality and appropriateness of care provided to residents, and to determine a facility's compliance with the long-term care requirements. This study will develop and test (with volunteering State survey agencies) various options for using a variety of quality indicators to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the CMS's facility performance monitoring.


AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Clinical Standards & Quality

FEDERAL CONTACT: Sue Nonemaker, 410-786-6825

PIC ID: 7177

PERFORMER: Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC