SNF QRP: Submission Deadline Upcoming
The submission deadline for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) is approaching. Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment data for October-December (Q4) of calendar year (CY) 2016 are due with this submission deadline.
All data must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on May 15, 2017. It is recommended that providers run the applicable CMS Casper validation reports prior to each quarterly reporting deadline to ensure that all required data has been submitted.
View the list of measures required for this deadline on the SNF QRP webpage. A step-by-step guide to submitting MDS data is available here.
SNF QRP: Quick Reference Guide
CMS has released a Quick Reference Guide for centers regarding the SNF QRP. This guide includes frequently asked questions, information on QRP help desks, and helpful links to additional QRP resources. Watch the CMS website for updates.
What’s It All About?
Beginning October 1, 2016 skilled nursing care centers will be required to report information to CMS for the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) required under the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014.
Section GG item set for self-care and mobility will be added to MDS 3.0 and required to complete on the PPS 5 day and PPS Part A Discharge Assessments. Information from Section GG will be used to calculate the standardized measure of Percent of Residents With an Admission and Discharge Functional Assessment and a Care Plan That Addresses Function” (NQF #2631). This measure reports the percentage of residents with both an Admission and a Discharge functional assessment and an activity (self-care or mobility) goal that addresses function.
Section GG items focus on admission performance, discharge goals and discharge performance. CMS has not specified who should complete Section GG, but has emphasized the importance of collaboration among members of the interdisciplinary team. Final direction and guidance on coding Section GG has not been released yet from CMS, however AHCA has developed a two-page introduction to Section GG here with a section on what you can do to prepare for Section GG.
SNF QRP: Fact Sheet
A fact sheet is available here with information on requirements for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) FY 2018 reporting year (data collection period October 1 through December 31, 2016). Visit the SNF QRP (IMPACT Act of 2014) webpage here for more information.
SNF QRP: Audio Recording and Transcript
An audio recording and transcript are available here and here for the July 12 CMS call on the SNF QRP. Learn about the reporting requirements for the new SNF QRP here.