SNF Quality Reporting Program 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

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:

 

September 18, 2019

August 13 and 14, 2019, SNF QRP Post-Training Materials Are Now Available

Post-training materials (includes answers to knowledge checks and interactive sessions) from the August 2019 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Provider Training held in Baltimore, MD, on August 13 and 14, 2019 are now available in the Downloads section at the bottom of this webpage. 

Please click here to access a playlist of video recordings of presentations.

August 07, 2019

August 13 and 14 SNF QRP Pre-Training Materials Are Now Available

Training materials for the upcoming 2-day Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Provider Training event on August 13, and Wednesday, August 14, at the Four Seasons Hotel, 200 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202, are now available under the Downloads section at the bottom of this webpage.

Training materials include PowerPoint presentations and related materials to complete exercises that will be used during the event. Paper copies of presentations will not be available at the training, so it is recommended that you download and/or print the training materials if you would like to reference them during the training.

Registration for this training event is currently closed for in-person training, but there are still seats available for participating via webcast. 

CLICK HERE to register.

Training will start at 8:00 a.m. EDT and end at 5:15 p.m. EDT on August 13 and start at 8:30 a.m. EDT and end at 3:30 p.m. EDT on August 14. Following the training on August 14, there will be an optional “We Want to Hear From You” session from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EDT.

Instructions for participating via webcast will be emailed from the PACTraining mailbox to those who have registered for the training later this week.

** Requests for reasonable accommodations must be received at least 5 days prior to the beginning of the event (no later than Tuesday, August 6, 2019) and can be emailed to Chandler Bishop at PACTraining@EconometricaInc.com with a copy to Stacy.Cole@cms.hhs.gov.**

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.

July 24, 2019

May 7 and 8, 2019, SNF QRP Post-Training Materials Are Now Available

Post-training materials (includes answers to knowledge checks and interactive sessions) from the May 2019 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Provider Training held in Kansas City, MO, on May 7 and 8, 2019, are now available in the Downloads section at the bottom of this webpage. 

Please note: Post-training materials include answers to knowledge checks and interactive sessions. Additionally, Section GG presentation has been updated to include links to videos shown during the training.

Please click here to access video recordings of presentations.

July 03, 2019

 

REGISTRATION OPEN – SNF QRP Provider In-Person Training Event, August 13 and 14, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a 2-day Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) in-person ‘Train the Trainer’ event for providers on August 13 and 14, 2019, at the Four Seasons Hotel, 200 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202. This event will be open to all SNF providers, associations, and organizations.

Like the May 2019 SNF QRP Provider Training, the primary focus of this 'Train-the-Trainer’ event will be to provide those responsible for training staff at SNFs with information about:

• The transition to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) which becomes effective on October 1, 2019.

• A review of SNF QRP changes and updates to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Version 1.17.1, which becomes effective October 1, 2019.

• An overview of the eleven SNF QRP Quality Measures.

• An interactive session on the use of reports to identify opportunities for process improvement and utilize information contained in reports available via the Certification And Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) system to develop quality improvement plans.

During this event, presenters will incorporate additional information into their presentations based on questions received from participants during the May training.

A full agenda can be accessed in the downloads section at the bottom of this webpage.

Training will start at 8:00 a.m. EDT and end at 5:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 13. On Wednesday, August 14, training will start at 8:30 a.m. EDT and end at 3:30 p.m. EDT. Following the training on August 14, there will be an optional “We Want to Hear From You” session from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EDT.

Registration for this in-person training is limited to 250 people on a first-come, first-serve basis. CMS has negotiated a discounted room rate of $149 per night with the hotel for a limited number of rooms. To receive the room discount, you must reserve your sleeping room with the hotel no later than 6:00 p.m. EDT on July 22, 2019. Instructions to reserve a hotel room at the discounted rate will be sent to you in a confirmation email once you register for the training.

When registering, please enter your name as you would like it to appear on your name tag and Completion of Certificate.

For those not able to attend in person, a URL to access the webcast will be provided prior to the event

Whether you participate in-person or via the webcast, we ask that you register for this event.

CLICK HERE to register.

** Requests for reasonable accommodations must be received at least 5 business days prior to the beginning of the event (no later than Tuesday, August 6, 2019) and can be emailed to Chandler Bishop at PACTraining@EconometricaInc.com with a copy to Stacy.Cole@cms.hhs.gov.**

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.

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)

May 02, 2019

May 7 and 8 SNF QRP Pre-Training Materials Are Now Available

Training materials for the upcoming 2-day Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Provider Training event on May 7, and Wednesday, May 8, at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64108, are now available under the Downloads section at the bottom of this webpage. Training materials include PowerPoint presentations and related materials to complete exercises that will be used during the event. Paper copies of presentations will not be available at the training, so it is recommended that you download and/or print the training materials if you would like to reference them during the training.

Registration for this training event is currently closed for in-person training, but there are still seats available for participating via webcast. 

CLICK HERE to register. 

Training will start at 8:30 a.m. CDT and end at 4:45 p.m. CDT on May 7, and start at 8:30 a.m. CDT and end at 3:30 p.m. CDT on May 8. An optional “We Want to Hear From You” session will follow from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Instructions for participating via webcast will be emailed from the PACTraining mailbox to those who have registered for the training later this week.

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.

March 21, 2019

REGISTRATION OPEN – SNF QRP Provider In-Person Training Event, May 7 and 8, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a 2-day Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) in-person ‘Train the Trainer’ event for providers on May 7 and 8, 2019, at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64108. This event will be open to all SNF providers, associations, and organizations.

The primary focus of this 'Train-the-Trainer’ event will be to provide those responsible for training staff at SNFs with information about:

      • The transition to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) which becomes effective on October 1, 2019.
      • A review of SNF QRP changes and updates to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Version 1.17.0, which will become effective on October 1, 2019.
      • An overview of the eleven SNF QRP Quality Measures.
      • An interactive session on the use of reports to identify opportunities for process improvement and utilize information contained in reports available via the Certification And Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) system to develop quality improvement plans.

A full agenda can be accessed in the downloads section at the bottom of this webpage.

Training will start at 8:30 a.m. CDT and end at 4:45 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, May 7.  On Wednesday, May 8, training will start at 8:30 a.m. CDT and end at 3:30 p.m. CDT. Following the training on May 8, there will be an optional “We Want to Hear From You” session from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. CDT.

Registration for this in-person training is limited to 250 people on a first-come, first-serve basis. CMS has negotiated a discounted room rate of $125 per night with the hotel for a limited number of rooms.  To receive the room discount, you must reserve your sleeping room with the hotel no later than 5:00 p.m. CDT on April 15. Instructions to reserve a hotel room at the discounted rate will be sent to you in a confirmation email once you register for the training.

When registering, please enter your name as you would like it to appear on your name tag and certification of completion.

For those not able to attend in person, a URL to access the webcast will be provided prior to the event. Please note: Certificates of completion will only be available for those who attend the training in person.

Whether you participate in-person or via the webcast, we ask that you register for this event.

CLICK HERE to register. 

** Requests for reasonable accommodations must be received at least 5 business days prior to the beginning of the event (no later than Tuesday, April 30, 2019) and can be emailed to Chandler Bishop at PACTraining@EconometricaInc.com with a copy to Jennifer.Robinson@cms.hhs.gov.**

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.

January 25, 2019

Section GG Decision Tree Training Document Now Available

A decision tree training document to help with coding Section GG self-care and mobility data elements is now available. This document provides an overview of the 6 codes and coding instructions for admission/discharge.

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