The new MDS 3.0 QM User’s Manual 9.0 is effective as of October 1, 2015. The updated version includes two changes regarding flu vaccine measures:
- Change in time period for calculation of the measures and a change to a single calculation per year
- Change to the missing values for risk adjusted measures, such that missing values for items used to calculate coefficients result in resident being assigned to the ‘low risk’ category, rather than being dropped from the calculation
The updated manual can be found on the CMS website on the Quality Measures page “Downloads” section.