Nursing Home Technical Information


The Maryland Health Care Commission used data from national systems and standards to prepare some of the information this website. Click on a topic on the right to learn more. Additional data systems that support this website are highlighted below:

Family Satisfaction Survey

MHCC's Nursing Home Family Satisfaction Survey includes questions on overall measures of satisfaction along with other categories including staff and administration, physical environment, activities, personal care services, food and meals, and residents' personal rights.

Minimum Data Set

The Long-Term Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) is a screening and assessment tool used to assess the health status of all residents in Medicare and/or Medicaid-certified long-term care facilities. It measures physical, mental, and psycho-social functioning and can help staff identify areas of concern. 

Nursing Home Compare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides quality of care information about nursing homes that are Medicare and Medicaid-certified. Consumers can compare information on nursing homes.

Short Stay Resident Survey

MHCC's Short Stay Resident Survey is used to measure the experience and satisfaction of short stay residents in Maryland's nursing homes. In collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) team, this survey was introduced. The survey results are to provide measures of short-stay residents' experience and satisfaction; comparisons of experience and satisfaction measures between nursing facilities in Maryland; and comparisons between nursing home peer groups. 

Staff Influenza Vaccination Rates

MHCC's survey collects information on influenza vaccinations received by staff working in nursing homes that were obtained during the flu season.