Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Spotlights and Announcements

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Updates

May 10, 2022

Reminder of Upcoming Data Submission Deadline

The submission deadline for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) is approaching. Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment data and data submitted to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) for October 1 – December 31 (Q4) of Calendar Year (CY) 2021 are due with this submission deadline.

All data must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 16, 2022.

It is recommended that the applicable CMS Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) reports and NHSN analysis reports are run prior to each quarterly reporting deadline to ensure that all required data were submitted. We encourage you to verify all facility information prior to submission, including CMS Certification Number (CCN) and facility name.

View the list of measures required for the May 16, 2022 deadline on the SNF Quality Reporting Program Data Submission Deadlines webpage.

For submission information, visit:

Swingtech sends informational messages to SNFs that are not meeting Annual Payment Update (APU) thresholds on a quarterly basis ahead of each submission deadline. If you need to add or change the email addresses to which these messages are sent, please email QRPHelp@swingtech.com and be sure to include your facility name and CCN along with any requested email updates.

May 2, 2022

Updates to SNF Provider Threshold Report Now Available

An updated version of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Threshold Report (PTR) is now available. The PTR is a user-requested, on demand report which enables users to obtain the status of their data submission completeness related to the compliance threshold required for the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP).

Updates to the PTR include:

  • Addition of the new measure:  HCP COVID-19 Vaccine. This measure is presented under a new category: “CDC Measure”.  Information on this measure is displayed based upon the data collection calendar year and quarter.
  • Addition of a new report disclaimer: “The SNF Provider Threshold Report is available for the convenience of the provider. Extensions and exceptions approved according to CMS policy have not been applied in the score calculations. The score in this report is considered preliminary and is not the final CMS calculation of SNF compliance with the requirements set out in 42 CFR 413.360(b)(2).”

This report is available in the ‘SNF Quality Reporting Program’ category in the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting system (CASPER) Reporting application.

For questions related to accessing your facility’s PTR, please reach out to the iQIES helpdesk at iqies@cms.hhs.gov or call 1-800-339-9319.

April 29, 2022

SNF Provider Preview Reports – Now Available

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. These reports contain provider performance scores for quality measures, which will be published on Care Compare and Provider Data Catalog (PDC) during the July 2022 release.

For more information, please visit the CMS SNF QRP Public Reporting website.

April 27, 2022

Care Compare April Refresh of SNF QRP Data – Now Available

The April 2022 refresh of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) data is now available on Care Compare and Provider Data Catalog (PDC).

For more information, please visit the SNF QRP Public Reporting website.

April 11, 2022

PPS and Consolidated Billing for SNF; Updates to the QRP and VBP Program for FY 2023 (CMS-1765-P)

On April 11, 2022 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1765-P) that provides updates to and proposals for the fiscal year (FY) 2023 Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP). This rule includes one new measure proposal: the Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel (HCP) (NQF #0431) measure. In addition, CMS is also proposing to revise the compliance date for the updated version of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 assessment instrument.  We are also proposing to revise regulatory text that pertains to data submission requirements for the SNF QRP. Finally, we are seeking comment on three subjects:  future measure concepts for the SNF QRP; overarching principles for measuring equity and healthcare disparities across CMS programs, including the SNF QRP; and the inclusion of the CoreQ: Short Stay Discharge Measure in the SNF QRP.  

The proposed rule went on display at the Federal Register and will be available at: https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection

March 1, 2022

Updated Quick Reference Guide Available

An updated Quick Reference Guide is now available in the Downloads section of the SNF Quality Reporting Data Submission Deadlines webpage. The Quick Reference Guide provides high-level information on the SNF Quality Reporting Program, including frequently asked questions and helpful links.

February 11, 2022

Reminder of Upcoming Data Submission Deadline

The submission deadline for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) is approaching. Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment data for July 1 – September 30 (Q3) of Calendar Year (CY) 2021 are due with this submission deadline.

All data must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on February 15, 2022.

It is recommended that the applicable Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) reports are run prior to each quarterly reporting deadline to ensure that all required data were submitted. We encourage you to verify all facility information prior to submission, including CMS Certification Number (CCN) and facility name.

View the list of measures required for the February 15, 2022 deadline on the SNF Quality Reporting Program Data Submission Deadlines webpage.

For submission information, visit the QTSO Nursing Home (MDS) Reference & Manuals webpage.

Swingtech sends informational messages to SNFs that are not meeting Annual Payment Update (APU) thresholds on a quarterly basis ahead of each submission deadline. If you need to add or change the email addresses to which these messages are sent, please email QRPHelp@swingtech.com and be sure to include your facility name and CCN along with any requested email updates.

January 26, 2022

NEW RESOURCE AVAILABLE: Second Edition Skilled Nursing Facility QRP Public Reporting Tip Sheet

These resources can be accessed through the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Training page.

January 26, 2022

Care Compare January Refresh of SNF QRP Data – Now Available

The January 2022 refresh of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) data is now available on Care Compare and Provider Data Catalog (PDC).

For more information, please visit the SNF QRP Public Reporting website.

January 14, 2022

SNF Provider Preview Reports – Now Available

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. These reports contain provider performance scores for quality measures, which will be published on Care Compare and Provider Data Catalog (PDC) during the April 2022 refresh of the websites.

The data contained within the Preview Reports are based on quality assessment data submitted by SNFs from Quarter 3, 2020 through Quarter 2, 2021 (4 quarters). The data for the claims-based measures will continue to display Quarter 4, 2017 through Quarter 3, 2019 data for this refresh while CMS performs additional measure analyses.

Providers have until February 14, 2022, to review their performance data. Corrections to the underlying data will not be permitted during this time. However, providers can request the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) review of their data during the preview period if they believe the quality measure scores that are displayed within their Preview Reports are inaccurate.

For more information, please visit the CMS SNF QRP Public Reporting website.

November 16, 2021

SNF Provider Preview Reports - Now Available

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. These reports contain provider performance scores on quality measures, which will be published on Care Compare  and Provider Data Catalog (PDC) during the January 2022 refresh.

For more information, please visit the CMS SNF QRP Public Reporting website.

November 10, 2021

Reminder of Upcoming Data Submission Deadline

The submission deadline for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) is approaching. Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment data for April 1 – June 30 (Q2) of Calendar Year (CY) 2021 are due with this submission deadline.

All data must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on November 15, 2021.

It is recommended that the applicable Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Certification And Survey Provider Enhancement Reports (CASPER) reports are run prior to each quarterly reporting deadline to ensure that all required data were submitted. We encourage you to verify all facility information prior to submission, including CMS Certification Number (CCN) and facility name.

View the list of measures required for the November 15, 2021 deadline on the SNF QRP Data Submission Deadlines webpage.

For submission information, visit the QIES Technical Support Office (QTSO) Nursing Home (MDS)/Swing Bed Providers Reference & Manuals webpage.

Swingtech sends informational messages to SNFs that are not meeting Annual Payment Update (APU) thresholds on a quarterly basis ahead of each submission deadline. If you need to add or change the email addresses to which these messages are sent, please email QRPHelp@swingtech.com and be sure to include your facility name and CCN along with any requested email 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

These resources can be accessed through the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Training webpage.

November 10, 2021

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

These resources can be accessed through the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Training webpage.

November 4, 2021

Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) displayed the Interim final rule with comment period. The emergency regulation is effective as of November 5, 2021.

SUMMARY: This interim final rule with comment period revises the requirements that most Medicare- and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. These changes are necessary to help protect the health and safety of residents, clients, patients, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) participants, and staff, and reflect lessons learned to date as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The revisions to the requirements establish COVID-19 vaccination requirements for staff at the included Medicare- and Medicaid certified providers and suppliers.

Stakeholders have 60 days to submit formal comment on the emergency regulation. It is important to note that since this is an emergency regulation, the requirements will go into effect immediately and before any additional response is provided on the comments by CMS. The comment period officially closes on January 4, 2022.

The interim final rule went on display at the Federal Register’s Public Inspection Desk and will be available at https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection/2021-23831/medicare-and-medicaid-programs-omnibus-covid-19-health-care-staff-vaccination To view a list of frequently asked questions, visit: www.cms.gov/files/document/cms-omnibus-staff-vax-requirements-2021.pdf (PDF)

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