Nursing Home Quality Initiative Quintile Cut Points: Beginning 2012
This table displays the quintile cut points for the measures in the NHQI. Please refer to the data dictionary for more information on determining quintile assignments based on the quintile cut points for specific measures. It is possible to calculate the quintile cut points displayed in this table by using the facility-level data in the NHQI data set. Calculating the overall score quintiles from the data set will result in a slight difference in the quintile values due to adjustments to some facilities’ performances. The New York State Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI) is an annual evaluation and ranking of eligible Medicaid-certified nursing homes in New York State. Nursing homes are evaluated on their performance in three components: Quality, Compliance, and Efficiency. Nursing homes are awarded points for their performance in each measure and ranked into overall quintiles, the first quintile containing the best performing homes. Refer to the Measures document to learn more about the specific measures in the NHQI, and the data sources and time frames used. Changes in measure specifications and the deletion or addition of measures will limit the ability to trend this data over time. The quality measures are based on past data and may not accurately reflect a nursing home’s most current quality performance. Refer to the Overview document for more information on the limitations of this dataset. The information in this dataset is intended to be used in conjunction with other sources for assessing quality of care in nursing homes, including in-person visits to a nursing home.
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