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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

July 26, 2018

July 31/August 1 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 July 31, and Wednesday, August 1, at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore (200 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202), are now available under the Downloads section below. 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 for the webcast. 

Training will start at 8:30 a.m. EDT and end at 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 31, and start at 8:00 a.m. EDT (this is a new time) and end at 3:00 p.m. EDT on August 1. 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 Wednesday, July 24, 2018) and can be emailed to Hallie Whitman 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.

 

June 07, 2018

SNF QRP Provider In-Person Training Event, July 31 and August 1, 2018 – Agenda Available

The agenda for the upcoming 2-day Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Provider Training event on Tuesday, July 31, and Wednesday, August 1, at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, 200 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202, is now available under the Downloads section below.

Click here to register for this event if you have not already done so. When registering, please enter your name as you would like it to appear on your name tag and completion certificate. Certificates of completion will only be available for those attending in person.

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.

May 18, 2018

REGISTRATION OPEN – SNF QRP Provider In-Person Training Event, July 31 and August 1, 2018

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 July 31 and August 1, 2018, at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, 200 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202. 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 SNF QRP changes and updates to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Version 1.16.0, effective October 1, 2018. Topics will include information on new and changed items, including changes associated with Section M (Pressure Ulcer/Injury), the introduction of Section N (the Drug Regimen Review Measure), Section O (including updates to guidance on Chemotherapy and Ventilator Guidance), and Section GG (Functional Mobility). Presenters will also discuss resources available on cms.gov, and support available through the SNF Help Desks. 

Training will start at 8:30 a.m. ET and end at 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 31.  On Wednesday, August 1, training will start at 8:30 a.m. ET and end at 3:00 p.m. ET. 

Registration for this in-person training is limited to 250 people on a first-come, first-served basis. CMS has negotiated a discounted room rate of $140 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 by 5:00 p.m. ET on July 12. 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 certificate.

For those not able to attend in person, a URL to access the webcast will be published to the SNF QRP Reporting Training webpage 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 days prior to the beginning of the event (no later than Wednesday, July 24, 2018) and can be emailed to Hallie Whitman 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.

December 21, 2017

SNF QRP: Transcript and Audio from Assessment-Based Measures Confidential Feedback Report Webinar Available

An audio recording and transcript is now posted in the related links section for the December 6, 2017 webinar on Assessment-Based Measures Confidential Feedback Report.

December 20, 2017

NEW TRAINING EVENT — Section GG Web-based Training Module Now Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training module to address questions submitted by providers during trainings between November 2015 and August 2016 related to Section GG across the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF), and Home Health (HH) care settings.  This training is designed to be used on demand anywhere you can access a browser and includes interactive exercises that allow you to test your knowledge in real life scenarios.

Specific topics for Skilled Nursing Facilities include:

  • Lesson 1: Significance of Section GG for Post-Acute Care
  • Lesson 2: Assessment and Response Coding Principles
  • Lesson 3: Additional Section GG Response Coding Tips
  • Lesson 4: Coding GG0130 Items for Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Lesson 5: Coding GG0170 Items for Skilled Nursing Facilities

Click here to access the training.

If you have technical questions or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training mailbox. Other questions should be directed to the SNF QRP Help Desk.

November 17, 2017

SNF QRP: Assessment-Based Measures Confidential Feedback Report Webinar

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

2-3 pm EST

SNF QRP: Assessment-Based Measures Confidential Feedback Report Webinar Registration

CMS experts provide information on the Confidential Feedback Reports for the assessment-based measures adopted for the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP). These reports will be made available to SNFs via providers’ Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER) folders in the near future. CMS will present information on the assessment-based IMPACT Act measures included in the reports and direct participants to measure specifications.

CMS discusses the following items during this webinar:

  • Assessment-based IMPACT Act measures
  • Confidential feedback reports
  • Additional resources
  • Next steps
  • Questions & Answers

An audio recording and transcript is available from the September 28, 2017 call during which CMS covered the Claims-Based Measures Confidential Feedback Report.

Target Audience: SNF providers, healthcare industry professionals, clinicians, researchers, health IT vendors, and other interested stakeholders.

 

October 11, 2017

An audio recording and transcript are posted in the downloads section for the September 28 call on Claims-Based Measures Confidential Feedback Report.

September 26, 2017 

SNF QRP: Claims-Based Measures Confidential Feedback Report Webinar 

Slides for this presentation are posted in the download section below.

Thursday September 28, 2017

1-2 pm EST 

September 18, 2017 

SNF QRP: Claims-Based Measures Confidential Feedback Report Webinar

Thursday September 28, 2017

1-2 pm EST 

Click here to register.

CMS provides information on the Confidential Feedback Reports for the claims-based measures adopted for the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP). These reports will be made available to SNFs via providers’ Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER) folders in early October 2017. Information will be presented on the claims-based IMPACT Act measures included in the reports and direct participants to measure specifications.

CMS discusses the following items during this webinar:

  • SNF QRP background
  • Claims-based IMPACT Act measures
  • Confidential feedback report layout
  • Additional resources
  • Next steps
  • Questions & Answers

Audience: SNF providers, health care industry professionals, clinicians, researchers, health IT vendors, and other interested stakeholders

The audio portion of this webinar will be broadcast through the web. You can listen to the presentation through your computer speakers. If you cannot hear audio through your computer speakers, please contact CMSQualityTeam@ketchum.com. Phone lines will be available for the Q&A portion of the webinar.

September 1, 2017

August 7 SNF Review and Correct Reports Refresher Webinar Video Recording Is Now Available

A video recording of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Review and Correct Reports Refresher Webinar, which took place on Monday, August 7, 2017, is now available. The focus of the webinar was to provide additional training and guidance on how Review and Correct Reports fit within the overall SNF QRP. Additionally, the training provided information on timelines and quarterly submission deadlines.

The video recording can be accessed via YouTube.

August 23, 2017 

August 7 SNF Review and Correct Reports Refresher Webinar Post-Training Materials Are Now Available

Post-training materials (with answers to knowledge checks revealed)  for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Review and Correct Reports Refresher Webinar which took place on Monday, August 7, 2017, are now available under the Downloads section below.

The video recording and Q&A document will be posted shortly. Please continue to check the Spotlight and Training webpages for updates.

August 15, 2017

NEW—Web-based SNF QRP Web-based Training Module Now Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a refresher web-based training module addressing those areas that generated the most questions during the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Provider Trainings held in June and August of 2016. This training is designed to be used on demand anywhere you can access a browser and includes interactive exercises that allow you to test your knowledge in real life scenarios.

Specific topics include:

  •  Lesson 1: Scheduling the Part A PPS Discharge Assessment when Medicare Coverage Ends and the Resident Remains in the SNF
  • Lesson 2: Determining Planned and Unplanned Discharges on the MDS 3.0
  • Lesson 3: Combining Part A PPS Discharge Assessments with Other Assessment Types
  • Lesson 4: Use of a Dash on the MDS 3.0 and the Impact on the SNF QRP
  • Lesson 5: SNF QRP Data Collection Periods, including data submission requirements associated with the Annual Payment Update

Questions related to Section GG were excluded from these modules and will be addressed in a separate web-based training in the near future. 

CLICK HERE to access the training.

If you have questions or would like to provide feedback, please email the PAC Training mailbox at PACTraining@econometricainc.com.

August 04, 2017

Training Materials Available for the August 7 SNF Review and Correct Reports Refresher Webinar

The training materials (without answers to “test your knowledge” questions) for the upcoming SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP): Review and Correct Reports Refresher Webinar on Monday, August 7, 2017, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET are now available in the Downloads section below.

The focus of the webinar will be to provide additional training and guidance on how Review and Correct Reports fit within the overall SNF QRP. Additionally, the training will also provide information on timelines and quarterly submission deadlines.

If you have not yet had a chance to register, please CLICK HERE. Those who register will be provided with a URL to access the training and download an Outlook Calendar Reminder immediately upon completing the registration process.

This training will be recorded and posted to the CMS YouTube site following the actual event.

August 02, 2017

Registration Open – August 7 SNF Quality Reporting Program: Review & Correct Reports Refresher Webinar

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a Review & Correct Reports Refresher Training webinar for Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) providers on Monday, August 7, 2017, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET.

The focus of the webinar will be to provide additional training and guidance on how Review and Correct Reports fit within the overall SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP). Additionally, the training will also provide information on timelines and quarterly submission deadlines.  

To register, please CLICK HERE. Those who register will be provided with a personalized URL and unique passcode to access the training via an email from webinars@Confertel.net. 

The SNF Quality Reporting Program: Review and Correct Reports Webinar will be recorded and posted to the CMS YouTube site at a later date.

If you have questions or need additional information about the logistics of the training session, please email the PAC Training mailbox at PACTraining@econometricainc.com.

 

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