CMS Revises Quality Indicator Survey

On August 28, 2015 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued revised guidelines for trainers conducting Quality Indicator Surveys (QIS) surveys.  Click here to read the memo, S&C: 15-50-NH.

While Virginia continues to use the traditional survey model and does not use the QIS survey process, it is expected that at some point Virginia will transition to QIS surveys.

Virginia Health Care Association staff discussed this with representatives of the Virginia Department of Health at the Nursing Facility Advisory Committee meeting on September 17. At the meeting, representatives from Office of Licensure and Certification indicated that the state had no imminent plans to change to using the QIS survey process.