◂  March 2021

Quality Webinar Series | Five-Star Rating System Explained

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Quality Webinar Series with Judy Brandt

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One webinar: $65 member | $130 prospective member
Both webinars: $119 member | $238 prospective member


Join us for a two-part webinar series led by Judy Brandt focusing on quality measures and the changes to the Five-Star rating system. These webinars are intended for administrators, DONs, nursing management, MDS Coordinators, QAPI teams, and corporate quality assurance consultants.

Long Stay MDS-Based Quality Measures:  Foundations of a QAPI Program
March 4, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm

This webinar will empower interdisciplinary team (IDT) members to correctly interpret Long Stay Quality Measure (QM) data to accurately measure performance.

Participants will learn:

  • how to use the QM User’s Manual to interpret data;
  • the definitions necessary to interpret QM data: long stay, cumulative days in the facility, target period, stay, episode, look-back scan, and more;
  • how to correctly interpret the Facility and Resident Level Quality Measure Report from the Casper System, focusing on Long Stay MDS-Based QMs;
  • how to know which MDS records are used to calculate the Long Stay QMs;
  • how to use the logical specifications in the QM User’s Manual to understand how a QM triggers and how exclusions and risk adjustments are applied; and
  • how to examine the specifications of the long stay QMs on the Facility and Resident Level QM Reports.

Five-Star Rating System Explained
March 11, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm

The Five Star User’s Guide has been updated, the stars are unfrozen, and CMS has unveiled the new Care Compare website, which replaces the Nursing Home Compare site. Judy Brandt will explain the changes and their impact on providers.

Participants will learn how:

  • how “Care Compare” differs from “Nursing Home Compare”;
  • CMS is proceeding with the Five-Star rating system now that all stars are unfrozen;
  • infection control surveys will be counted in the survey domain; and
  • the staffing and quality domains are calculated.


Judy Wilhide Brandt, Owner, Wilhide Consulting, Inc.

Continuing Education

This webinar series has been approved for Continuing Education for 3 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS—Approval #20220303-3-A73348-DL. Attendance will be monitored throughout the webinars. Partial credit will be awarded to attendees who attend the entirety of one of the two webinars. The webinars will be recorded, but NAB credit is only provided to attendees of the live sessions.







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