Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) Update – December 2012

Please be advised that CMS recently posted several updates regarding the Quality Indicator Survey (QIS).

  • As per a memo from Tom Kress, Technical Director, Division of Nursing Homes, dated December 6, 2012, QIS Comparative Survey Materials are now available, which include:
    • QIS Comparative Checklist (updated 11.29.12)
    • QIS Comparative Activities (with answers)
    • Comparative Webinar (PPT)
    • RO QCLI Results Report (real example)
    • RO QCLI Results Report (activity)

The QIS Comparative Survey Materials can be accessed by downloading the .zip file on the QTSO website.

  • If you missed the update in November 2012, CMS also posted a document, “QIS: Fact or Fiction,” that provides good clarification some questions you may have. You can check it out on the QTSO website.
  • CMS also implemented several changes to the Quality Indicator Survey in July 2012. CMSCG provided information in a blog post that you can review if you need more information.

1 Response

  1. CMSCG


    Please be advised there there appears to be a temporary issue with the qtso.com website and these forms are inaccessible at this time. We have sent them a note and will provide an update when the forms are accessible if you are having trouble reaching them.

    The CMSCG Team

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