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

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

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

Introduction to the SNF 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 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 (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP)?
  • Lesson 2: The Minimum Data Set (MDS).
  • Lesson 3: MDS Data Submission.
  • Lesson 4: SNF 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 SNF Quality Reporting Program 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

January 26, 2022

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

The purpose of the Second Edition Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Public Reporting Tip Sheet is to help providers understand CMS’ public reporting approach to the SNF QRP to account for CMS quality data submissions that were either optional or excepted from public reporting due to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). The impact on CMS’ Care Compare website refreshes are also outlined. This tip sheet serves as a companion document to the first edition SNF COVID-19 Public Reporting Tip Sheet published in October 2020.

The tip sheet is available in the Downloads section below.

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 SNF QRP Help Desk.

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 SNF 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 SNF 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 SNF QRP Help Desk.

October 06, 2021 

 NEW TRAINING AVAILABLE – Section O: O0100. Special Procedures, Treatments, and Programs Web-Based Training for SNFs 

 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course that provides an overview of the assessment and coding of Section O: O0100. Special Procedures, Treatments, and Programs. This 30-minute course is intended for providers in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and is designed to be used on demand anywhere you can access a browser. The course includes interactive exercises to test your knowledge related to the assessment and coding of O0100.  

CLICK HERE to access the training. 

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

August 10, 2021

NEW TRAINING AVAILABLE – Section K: Height, Weight, and Nutritional Approaches for SNF Providers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course that provides an overview of the assessment and coding of K0200: Height and Weight and K0500: Nutritional Approaches. This 30-minute course is intended for providers in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and is designed to be used on demand anywhere you can access a browser. The course includes interactive exercises to test your knowledge related to the assessment and coding of K0200 and K0510.

CLICK HERE to access the training.

If you have questions about accessing the course or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training mailbox at PACTraining@EconometricaInc.com. Content-related questions should be submitted to the SNF Quality Reporting Program Help Desk at SNFQualityQuestions@cms.hhs.gov.

May 7, 2021

NEW TRAINING AVAILABLE – Cognitive & Mood Assessment Four-Course Training Series for SNF Providers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering web-based training that provides an overview of the general and key clinical considerations important for conducting standardized cognitive and mood assessments. This four-course series is designed for providers in the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) setting. The courses contained within this training are:

 

These courses can be used on-demand anywhere you can access a browser. They include interactive exercises to test your knowledge related to cognitive and mood assessments. While it is intended that the courses be completed in sequential order, you may jump directly to any topic of interest.

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.

April 20, 2021

Training Materials Available for the SNF QRP: Achieving a Full APU Webinar, March 30, 2021

The training materials for the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP): Achieving a Full Annual Payment Update (APU) webinar that took place on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, are now available under the Downloads section below.

April 2, 2021

NEW TRAINING AVAILABLE – Resident Mood Interview (PHQ-9©) for SNF Providers Video Tutorial

This video provides a depiction of a scenario that demonstrates the coding of D0200. Resident Mood Interview (PHQ-9©) and D0300. Total Severity Score.  The training is available under the Related Links section below.

March 30, 2021 - SNF QRP: Achieving a Full APU Pre-Training Materials Are Now Available

The training materials for the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP): Achieving a Full Annual Payment Update (APU) webinar scheduled for Tuesday, March 30, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET are now available under the Downloads section below.

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

If you would like your name placed on a list to receive an email notification when the recorded version of the webinar is available, please CLICK HERE to be placed on an 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 SNF 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 of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) guidance manual.

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 PAC Training mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the SNF 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 SNF 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 QMs, 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 SNF Quality Reporting Program Help Desk.

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