Where can I find the most up to date information on Nursing Home Quality Initiative?

A. The Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI) website (found below) provides consumer and provider information regarding the quality of care in nursing homes.


This website categorizes information on quality measures that is provided on the Nursing Home Compare website at medicare.gov and important information on MDS, payment, quality improvement organizations, survey and certification information, and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

The following links are provided on the website:

  • MDS 3.0: updates, forms, study findings
  • SNF PPS Payment: SNF PPS information, updates & schedules
  • Nursing Home Survey: Survey & certification information 
  • SNF Open Door Forum (ODF): SNF ODF information and schedules
  • SNF Value-Based Purchasing Report to Congress
  • Medicare Learning Network: Easy-to-understand educational materials 
  • AHRQ Nursing Home Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Surveys: Assessment that questions current residents, former residents, and families of residents about their experiences with the nursing home.