Section GG: 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.