Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Training

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has many sources of information about LTCH QRP for hospitals and other stakeholders including:

  • Training Materials and In-person Training
  • Training Question and Answers (Q&As
  • Hospital/Quality Initiative Open Door Forum (ODF) Presentations
  • Special Open Door Forum (SODF) Presentations
  • CMS Quality Partner/Vendor Workgroup Presentations

Introduction to the LTCH QRP Web-Based Training

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course for those who are new to the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP). The Introduction to the LTCH QRP course is designed to provide a general overview of the program as well as a variety of links and resources for additional information. Specific topics include:

  • Lesson 1: What is the LTCH QRP?
  • Lesson 2: The LTCH Continuity Assessment Record & Evaluation (CARE) Data Set (LCDS)
  • Lesson 3: LCDS Submission
  • Lesson 4: LTCH QRP Resources

Access the training

If you have technical questions or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the LTCH QRP Help Desk.

Section GG Training Materials

Section GG Web-based Training Course

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course on how to properly code Section GG. This 45-minute course is intended for providers in the following care settings: Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), and Home Health Agencies (HHAs); and is designed to be used on demand anywhere you can access a browser. The course is divided into the following four lessons and includes interactive exercises that allow you to test your knowledge in real life scenarios:

  • Section GG Cross-Setting Training (45:00)
    • Lesson 1: Importance of Section GG for Post-Acute Care
    • Lesson 2: Section GG Assessment and Coding Principles
    • Lesson 3: Coding GG0130.Self-Care Items
    • Lesson 4: Coding GG0170.Mobility Items

Video Tutorials Available to Assist with Coding Specific Section GG Items

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released short video tutorials to assist providers with coding Section GG. These videos, ranging from 4 to 12 minutes, are designed to provide targeted guidance using simulated patient scenarios. To access the videos, click on the links below.


Updates

November 10, 2021:

NEW RESOURCES AVAILABLE: Job Aids – GG0130A. Eating, GG0130B. Oral Hygiene, GG0130C. Toileting Hygiene, GG0130E. Shower/Bathe Self, GG0130F. Upper Body Dressing, GG0130G. Lower Body Dressing, and GG0130H. Putting On/Taking Off Footwear

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering companion job aids to assist providers in the assessment and coding of GG0130A. Eating, GG0130B. Oral Hygiene, GG0130C. Toileting Hygiene, GG0130E. Shower/Bathe Self, GG0130F. Upper Body Dressing, GG0130G. Lower Body Dressing, and GG0130H. Putting On/Taking Off Footwear. The job aids provide clinically relevant information to assist providers in understanding specific guidelines and clinical considerations that should be applied to coding GG0130. Self-Care items. These training assets are intended for the following post-acute care (PAC) settings: Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). The training materials are available under the Downloads section below.

The job aids are provided in multiple file types designed for printing, viewing, or sharing electronically. An explanation of the file types is provided in the ZIP file.

If you have questions about accessing the resources or feedback regarding the trainings, please email the PAC Training Mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the IRF QRP Help Desk

November 10, 2021:

NEW RESOURCES AVAILABLE: Quick Assessment Reference Pocket Guides / Badge Buddies for Coding

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering Pocket Guides to assist providers in assessing and coding self-care and mobility, falls, and pressure ulcers/injuries. The pocket guides provide a quick reference for important terms and definitions that promote coding accuracy. These training assets are intended for providers in Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). The pocket guides are approximately 2 x 3.5 inches in size and are designed to be worn behind a provider identification badge.

The pocket guides are available under the Downloads section below and cover the following topics:

  • Pocket Guide #1: Coding for Self-Care and Mobility Items. 
  • Pocket Guide #2: Definitions for Coding Section J Fall Items. 
  • Pocket Guide #3: Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Stages and Definitions.

If you have questions about accessing the resources or feedback regarding the trainings, please email the PAC Training Mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the LTCH QRP Help Desk.

October 26, 2021

NEW UPDATED TRAINING AVAILABLE: Section GG 3-Course Training Series

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering an updated web-based training series on the assessment and coding of Section GG. This training is intended for providers in the following post-acute care (PAC) settings: Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). It is designed to be used on demand anywhere you can access a browser. This training series consists of three courses:

Each course includes interactive exercises to test your knowledge related to the assessment and coding of Section GG items.

If you have technical questions or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training Mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the LTCH QRP Help Desk.

August 11, 2021

Q&A Basics for IRF and LTCH

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering an instructional resource for providers on how to access and use CMS QRP (Quality Reporting Program) Quarterly Question & Answer (Q&A) documents. This resource addresses the purpose and benefit of Q&A, including identifying where to find setting-specific Q&A documents and the frequency of the release of Q&A. This resource is intended for providers in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) and Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) care settings.

The Q&A Basics for IRF and LTCH training is available in the Downloads section below.

If you have questions or need additional information regarding the logistics of this training, please email the PAC Training mailbox at PACTraining@econometricainc.com.

June 24, 2021 

Training Materials Available for the LTCH QRP: Achieving a Full APU Webinar

The training materials for the Long-Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program (LTCH QRP) Training titled “LTCH QRP: Achieving a Full Annual Payment Update (APU) webinar that took place on March 27, 2021, are now available in the Downloads section below. 

May 26, 2021

LTCH QRP: Achieving a Full APU Pre-Training Materials Are Now Available

The training materials for the Long-Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program (LTCH QRP) Training titled LTCH QRP: Achieving a Full Annual Payment Update” webinar scheduled for Thursday, May 27, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET are now available in the Downloads section below.

If you have not yet registered, please CLICK HERE to register for the LTCH QRP: Achieving a Full APU webinar.

If you would like to receive an email notification when the recorded version of the webinar is available, please CLICK HERE to add your name to the email notification list.

If you have questions or need additional information regarding the logistics of this training session, please email the PAC Training mailbox at PACTraining@EconometricaInc.com.

February 26, 2021

NEW TRAINING AVAILABLE – Section J: Health Conditions: Coding the Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements Related to Falls

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training that provides an overview of the assessment and coding of the standardized patient assessment data elements related to falls in Section J: Health Conditions. This 45-minute course is intended for providers in Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), and is designed to be used on demand anywhere you can access a browser. The course is divided into six sections and includes interactive exercises to test your knowledge related to the assessment and coding of J1800 and J1900.

Please CLICK HERE to access the training.

If you have technical questions or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to LTCH Quality Reporting Program Help Desk.

February 12, 2021

NEW TRAINING EVENT – Section N: Medications – Drug Regimen Review Web-Based Training is Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course that provides an overview of the assessment and coding of the Drug Regimen Review standardized patient assessment data elements found in Section N, the Medications Section, of the guidance manuals.

This 45-minute course is intended for providers in Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), and is designed to be used on demand anywhere you can access a browser.

Click here to access the training.

If you have technical questions or feedback regarding the training, please email the Post-Acute Care (PAC) Training mailbox at PACTraining@econometricainc.com. Content-related questions should be submitted to the LTCH Quality Reporting Program Help Desk.

January 13, 2021

NEW TRAINING EVENT – Section M: Skin Conditions - Assessment and Coding of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Web-Based Training

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course that provides an overview of the assessment and coding of pressure ulcers/injuries. This 90-minute course is intended for providers in Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), and is designed to be used on demand anywhere you can access a browser.

Please click HERE to access the web-based training.

If you have technical questions or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the LTCH Quality Reporting Program Help Desk.

January 13, 2021

NEW TRAINING EVENT – From Data Elements to Quality Measures – Cross-Setting QRP Web-Based Training.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course that provides a high-level overview of how data elements within CMS patient/resident assessment instruments are used to construct quality measures (QMs) across post-acute care (PAC) settings. The PAC settings included are those covered under the CMS Quality Reporting Programs (QRPs) for Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). Information covered in this 60-minute course will include a short review of the QRPs’ cross-setting quality measures (QM), how data elements feed into these cross-setting QMs, how QMs are calculated and appear on QM reports and how to access and use this data for quality improvement.

Please click HERE to access the web-based training.

If you have technical questions or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the LTCH Quality Reporting Program Help Desk.

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