This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.
Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.
Short-stay nursing home residents who have moderate to severe pain.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Nursing Home Quality Initiative.
120 Short stay nursing home residents who have moderate to severe pain, United States, 2003, by
CMS, Minimum Data Set (MDS).
Medicare beneficiary post acute care patients with a valid SNF PPS 14-day assessment.
Medicare beneficiary post acute care patients at SNF PPS 14-day assessment with moderate pain at least daily or horrible/excruciating pain at any frequency.
Excludes assessments with inconsistent responses regarding the measure.
PPS refers to Medicare Prospective Payment System for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). For details about this and other measures of the Nursing Home Quality Initiative, please refer to the documentation available at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/center/quality.asp.