Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Training

The purpose of this page is to provide information about SNF QRP trainings including provider training materials and other resources. Training announcements, reminders, and other updates are organized by date and added to this web page as new materials become available.

Updates

June 05, 2020

Q&A from the May 7 and 8, 2019 and August 13 and 14, 2019 SNF QRP Provider Trainings Are Available.

A Q&A document supporting the SNF QRP Provider Trainings that took place May 7 and 8, 2019 and August 13 and 14, 2019 are now available in the Downloads section of this page.

May 08, 2020

Delayed: Release of Updated Versions of SNF Assessment Instrument (and Supporting Training)

CMS is delaying the release of the updated versions of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) needed to support the Transfer of Health (TOH) Information Quality Measures and new or revised Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements (SPADEs) in order to provide maximum flexibilities for providers of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) to respond to the COVID-19 Pubic Health Emergency (PHE).

The release of updated versions of the MDS will be delayed until October 1st of the year that is at least 2 full fiscal years after the end of the COVID-19 PHE. For example, if the COVID-19 PHE ends on September, 20, 2020, SNFs will be required to begin collecting data using the updated versions of the item sets beginning with patients discharged on October 1, 2022.

Following the PHE, CMS will announce training opportunities for providers via this webpage and announcements sent out via email distribution lists and posted on the Medicare Learning Network.

If you would like to be notified of future training events, please email the PAC Training mailbox.

March 19, 2020

NEW Video Tutorials Available to Assist with Coding Specific Section GG Items

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is releasing three short video tutorials to assist providers with coding Section GG. These videos, ranging from 5 to 10 minutes, are designed to provide targeted guidance using simulated patient scenarios. To access the videos, click on the links below:

 

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

March 16, 2020

NEW TRAINING EVENT – Introduction to the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program Web-Based Training

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course for those who are new to the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP). This 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 Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program?

Lesson 2: The Minimum Data Set (MDS).

Lesson 3: MDS Data Submission.

Lesson 4: SNF QRP Resources.

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 the SNF Quality Reporting Program Help Desk.

 October 17, 2019

Video Tutorial Available to Assist with Proper Coding of GG0130A. Eating

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is releasing a short video tutorial to assist providers with coding GG0130A. Eating. This 6-minute video is designed to provided targeted guidance using simulated patient scenarios. To access the video, click on the link below:

 

June 26, 2019

NEW TRAINING EVENT — Updated 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 of 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:

• 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

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 the Quality Reporting Program Help Desk for your care setting.

June 07, 2019

Video Tutorials Available to Assist with Coding Specific Section GG Items

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is releasing a series of short videos to assist providers with coding select Section GG items on the OASIS, IRF-PAI, LTCH CARE Data Set, and the MDS. These videos, ranging from 4-12 minutes, are designed to provided targeted guidance using simulated patient scenarios. To access the videos, click on the links below:

• Coding GG0110. Prior Device Use with Information From Multiple Sources (3:58)

• Decision Tree for Coding Section GG0130. Self-Care and GG0170. Mobility (11:56)

• Coding GG0130B. Oral Hygiene (4:25)

• Coding GG0170C. Lying to Sitting on side of bed (4:33)

 

 

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08/07/2020 08:01 AM