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 webpage as new materials become available.

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 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:

  • 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 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 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (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 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 SNF Quality Reporting Program Help Desk.

October 28, 2020

NEW TRAINING EVENT – Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) Video Tutorial

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is releasing a video tutorial to assist providers in Skilled Nursing Facilities with standardized data assessment guidance and assessment strategies for the cognitive assessment known as the Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS). This video tutorial is approximately 22 minutes in length and is designed to provide targeted guidance for accurate coding using live-action patient/resident scenarios.

Please CLICK HERE to access the video tutorial.

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 28, 2020

NEW TRAINING EVENT – Confusion Assessment Method (CAM©) Video Tutorial

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is releasing a video tutorial to assist providers in Skilled Nursing Facilities with standardized data assessment guidance and assessment strategies for the cognitive assessment known as the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM©). This video tutorial is approximately 25 minutes in length and is designed to provide targeted guidance for accurate coding using live-action resident scenarios.

Please CLICK HERE to access the video tutorial.

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 1, 2020

Attention SNF Providers:  Updated SNF QRP COVID-19 PR Tip Sheet is Available

An updated version of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) COVID-19 Public Reporting (PR) Tip Sheet that was posted on September 8, 2020, is now available. The purpose of this Tip Sheet is to help providers understand the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS’) public reporting strategy for the Post-Acute Care (PAC) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) in the midst of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). This Tip Sheet explains the CMS strategy to account for CMS quality data which were exempted from public reporting due to COVID-19, and the impact on CMS’ SNF QRP data on the Nursing Home Compare website refreshes. The updated Tip sheet is available in the Downloads section of this webpage below.

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 Question & Answer (Q&A) document supporting the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (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)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (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 16, 2020

TRAINING EVENT – 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.

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.

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