New CMS Resources Available for the SNF QRP: Social Determinants of Health Explainer Video & Post-Event Materials

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a 4-minute animated explainer video titled "Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Items: Using Sources Other Than the Resident to Code," for SNF providers. 

This resource is designed to help providers accurately determine when it is permissible to use sources other than the resident for coding SDOH items: A1005. Ethnicity, A1010. Race, A1110. Language, A1250. Transportation, B1300. Health Literacy, and D0700. Social Isolation.  

The video is now available on the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Training page and can be accessed through the following link: SNF SDOH Explainer Video

Additionally, a Post-Event Q&A document from the “SNF QRP: Achieving a Full APU Webinar,” which occurred on March 26, 2024, is now available. This document provides answers to questions raised during the webinar. 

For questions regarding access to these resources or for feedback related to the training, please email the PAC Training Mailbox. For content-related inquiries, please contact the SNF QRP Help Desk​