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Maryland Quality Reporting on Nursing Homes

The  Maryland Quality Reporting website includes several measures a consumer can use to evaluate how well Maryland nursing homes give care to residents: 

  1. Quality Measures that evaluate the way care is given (process) and the results of care (outcome)
  2. Experience of Care Measures that evaluate how well a responsible party (close family member or friend) or the resident rated the care
  3. Staffing Measures that show how much time is spent with each patient per day, by different nursing staff and physical therapist  
  4. Results of Health and Fire Safety Inspection Reports performed on-site
  5. Rates of Influenza Vaccination of nursing home staff

Quality Measures reports 20 measures, 14 that evaluate the care for long stay residents and six measures that evaluate care for short stay residents.  Examples of measures include how well pain is managed; residents that develop pressure ulcers (bed sores) in the nursing home, and residents given influenza vaccination during the flu season. Quality measures are calculated by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from the data supplied by each nursing home using the Minimum Data Set (MDS).    

Experience of Care Measures are reported in the Family Satisfaction Survey that is conducted each year.  This survey is completed by a responsible party (usually a family member) for a long term resident of a nursing home.  The Maryland Health Care Commission conducts this report every year, with the most recent survey conducted in 2020. The next survey will be conducted in the fall of 2021, with survey reports available in the winter of 2022.  

Health and Fire Safety Inspection Reports are obtained from inspections completed by the Maryland Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) and reported to CMS. OHCQ visits each nursing home to determine if the nursing home is meeting federal and state regulations. Inspections are done to ensure that the nursing home residents receive safe, quality care and services in accordance with rules established by CMS and the state. Each nursing home is required by law to have the latest survey results on available for public inspection. 

Influenza Vaccination Rates of Nursing Home Staff  It is important that health care workers who provide care to people 65 years or older or those with medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, or kidney disease get vaccinated against influenza, as advanced age and complicated medical conditions put a person at higher risk for influenza-related complications and death. The rates displayed report the percentage of staff vaccinated in the nursing home compared to the statewide average (the percentage of staff vaccinated in all Maryland nursing homes). 

To find the quality measures for a specific Maryland nursing home, or to compare results for up to five Maryland nursing homes, go to the Maryland Quality Reporting website and select Nursing Homes

Maryland Nursing Home Experience of Care Surveys

2020 Maryland Nursing Home Family Experience of Care Survey - Statewide Report

2019 Maryland Nursing Home Family Experience of Care Survey - Statewide Report 

2018 Maryland Nursing Home Family Experience of Care Survey - Statewide Report

2016 Maryland Nursing Home Family Experience of Care Survey - Statewide Report

2015 Maryland Nursing Home Resident Experience of Care Survey - Statewide Report 

Health Care Worker Influenza Vaccination Results (2010-2020)


Last Updated: 4/20/2021