Information Only - Review and Status of Nursing Home Survey: Summary of Traditional and Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) Findings
• Nursing Home Survey Evaluation: For the past 10 years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the States
have used two standard survey processes that assess the quality of care and quality of life for nursing home residents. Enclosed
is a review of both the traditional survey and QIS processes.
• Survey Efficiency and Effectiveness: The CMS is continuing to make improvements to QIS to address the challenges, concerns
and feedback we have received to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of survey process.