Quality measures risk adjustment
Data and risk adjustment
Data and risk adjustment are important parts of calculating the quality measures. However, a detailed understanding of the adjustment procedures isn't necessary for the average user of Nursing Home Compare. Scientists involved in research on the measurement of quality in nursing home care have advised CMS on the methods of risk adjustment, and CMS believes this is the best science available at this time. The following detailed information is presented for those who are interested. The quality measures on Nursing Home Compare were adjusted using exclusions and resident-level adjustment.
For additional details regarding the quality measure specifications, refer to the Quality Measures User's Manual - Opens in a new window, or download the Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical Users Guide - Opens in a new window.