Release of the 2016 Nursing Home Quality Initiative Results for Feedback by January 24

Nancy Leveille and Carl Pucci in Clinical & Quality

NYSHFA received the following information from DOH and you must review and respond by January 24, 2017 if you have questions or concerns.

Dear Nursing Home Quality Initiative workgroup member:

The results of the 2016 Nursing Home Quality Initiative for feedback have been posted to the Health Commerce System (HCS) and nursing homes have been notified via the Integrated Health Alerting Network System on the HCS. Nursing homes were sent the following email on 1/10/2017:

“The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) is finalizing the results of the 2016 Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI) for public reporting and has posted the results to the Health Commerce System (HCS) for feedback. To access this report, follow the instructions below. 

1.  Access the HCS 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".

  • If “NH Rate Sheets 4/2009-Forward" is not listed under the heading "My Applications", click on “My Content” > “All Applications”
  • Click the letter “N” in the “Browse by” section at the top of the screen
  • Click “Nursing Home Rate Sheets 4/1/2009 and Forward”

4.  At the Nursing Home Rates screen, select "2016 Nursing Home Quality for Feedback" 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"

This message also contains an attachment with the Dear Administrator letter followed by the methodology for the 2016 NHQI, and instructions for interpreting your facility's report.

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.

If there are any questions about the 2016 NHQI, please email us at nhqp@health.ny.gov.  We request that nursing homes provide feedback by January 24, 2017.”

Attached is the Dear Administrator letter followed by the 2016 NHQI methodology and instructions for interpreting a facility’s report. We look forward to meeting with you at the next NHQI workgroup meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm.

Thank you,

Raina Josberger

Nursing Home Quality Initiative BML
New York State Department of Health
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
(518) 486-9012
nhqp@health.ny.gov
Health Data NY

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