The SNF VBP Program’s Hospital Readmission Measure

The SNF VBP Program awards incentive payments to SNFs based on their performance on the SNF 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM; NQF #2510). The SNFRM measures the rate of all-cause, unplanned hospital readmissions for SNF residents within 30 days of discharge from a prior hospital stay. The SNFRM is risk adjusted for stay-level factors including clinical and demographic characteristics. Each SNF receives a SNFRM score for a baseline period and a performance period. The following table provides the baseline and performance periods for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 through FY 2022, as finalized through the federal rulemaking process.

Program Year

Baseline Period

Performance Period

FY 2019

CY 2015

CY 2017

FY 2020

FY 2016

FY 2018

FY 2021

FY 2017

FY 2019

FY 2022

FY 2018

FY 2020

CY = Calendar Year; FY = Fiscal Year


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