Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Measures and Technical Information

The purpose of this web page is to provide information on the measures reported by SNFs in accordance with the SNF QRP. On this page, you will find descriptions of each measure, links to measure specifications, measure updates and other measure-related information. This page is updated as measure updates become available.

What are the SNF QRP Measures?

Measures adopted for and removed from the SNF QRP are listed below. Several are endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF), a consensus-based entity contracted by the Secretary to guide the selection of performance measures for federal health programs. Data for the SNF QRP measures are collected and submitted through three methods:

  • Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
  • Medicare Fee-For-Service Claims

MDS Assessment-Based Measures

Data collected using the MDS 3.0 and submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) through the Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) system to the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES):

SNF QRP Measure #1: Application of Percent of Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury (Long Stay) (NQF #0674)

This measure was finalized in the fiscal year (FY) 2016 SNF Prospective Payment System (PPS) Final Rule which was published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2015 (80 FR 46440 through 46444). Data collection for this measure began 10/1/2016. Public reporting began 10/24/2018.

SNF QRP Measure #2: Application of Percent of Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Patients with an Admission and Discharge Functional Assessment and a Care Plan that Addresses Function

This measure was finalized in the FY 2016 SNF PPS Final Rule which was published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2015 (80 FR 46444 through 46453). Data collection for this measure began 10/1/2016. Public reporting began 10/24/2018.

SNF QRP Measure #3: Drug Regimen Review Conducted with Follow-Up for Identified Issues—PAC SNF QRP

This measure was finalized in the FY 2017 SNF Final Rule which was published in the Federal Register on August 5, 2016 (81 FR 52034 through 52039). Data collection for this measure began 10/1/2018. Public reporting began 10/28/2020.

SNF QRP Measure #4: Changes in Skin Integrity Post-Acute Care: Pressure Ulcer/Injury

This measure was finalized in the FY 2018 SNF PPS Final Rule which was published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2017 (82 FR 36572 through 36577). Data collection for this measure began 10/1/2018. Public reporting began 10/28/2020.

SNF QRP Measure #5: Application of IRF Functional Outcome Measure: Change in Self-Care Score for Medical Rehabilitation Patients (NQF #2633)

This measure was finalized in the FY 2018 SNF PPS Final Rule which was published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2017 (82 FR 36578 through 36593). Data collection for this measure began 10/1/2018. Public reporting began 10/28/2020.

SNF QRP Measure #6: Application of IRF Functional Outcome Measure: Change in Mobility Score for Medical Rehabilitation Patients (NQF #2634)

This measure was finalized in the FY 2018 SNF PPS Final Rule which was published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2017 (82 FR 36580 through 36593). Data collection for this measure began 10/1/2018. Public reporting began 10/28/2020.

SNF QRP Measure #7: Application of IRF Functional Outcome Measure: Discharge Self-Care Score for Medical Rehabilitation Patients (NQF #2635)

This measure was finalized in the FY 2018 SNF PPS Final Rule which was published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2017 (82 FR 36583 through 36593). Data collection for this measure began 10/1/2018. Public reporting began 10/28/2020.

SNF QRP Measure #8Application of IRF Functional Outcome Measure: Discharge Mobility Score for Medical Rehabilitation Patients (NQF #2636)

This measure was finalized in the FY 2018 SNF PPS Final Rule which was published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2017 (82 FR 36584 through 36593). Data collection for this measure began 10/1/2018. Public reporting began 10/28/2020.

SNF QRP Measure #9Transfer of Health Information to the Provider Post-Acute Care

This measure was finalized in the FY 2020 SNF PPS Final Rule which was published in the Federal Register on August 7, 2019 (84 FR 38755 through 38761). Data collection for this measure will begin on October 1, 2023.

SNF QRP Measure #10Transfer of Health Information to the Patient Post-Acute Care

This measure was finalized in the FY 2020 SNF PPS Final Rule which was published in the Federal Register on August 7, 2019 (84 FR 38761 through 38764). Data collection for this measure will begin on October 1, 2023.

For more detailed information on data collection and submission deadlines, please refer to the SNF QRP Data Submission Deadlines web page. For more information on the data sets and guidance related to the collection and reporting of assessment data, please refer to the MDS Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) manual located on the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual web page.

CDC NHSN Measures

Data for this measure is submitted via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN):

SNF QRP Measure #11:  COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel (HCP)

This measure was finalized in the FY 2022 SNF PPS Final Rule, which was published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2021 (86 FR 42480 through 42489). Data submission for this measure began October 1, 2021.

SNF QRP Measure #12:  Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel (HCP) (NQF #0431)

This measure was finalized in the FY 2023 SNF PPS Final Rule, which was published in the Federal Register on August 3, 2022 (87 FR 47537 through 47544). Data submission for this measure will begin on October 1, 2022.

Information related to the procedures using the CDC NHSN for data submission for the Influenza Vaccination Coverage among HCP measure can be found on the NHSN website. 

For NHSN questions: NHSN@cdc.gov.

Medicare Fee-For-Service Claims-Based Measures

Data for these measures are collected from claims, and no additional data need to be submitted by the SNF.

SNF QRP Measure #13: Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary – Post-Acute Care (PAC) SNF QRP

This measure was finalized in the FY 2017 SNF PPS Final Rule which was published in the Federal Register on August 5, 2016 (81 FR 52014 through 52021). Public reporting began 10/24/2018.

SNF QRP Measure #14: Discharge to Community - PAC SNF QRP

This measure was finalized in the FY 2017 SNF PPS Final Rule which was published in the Federal Register on August 5, 2016 (81 FR 52021 through 52029). Public reporting began 10/24/2018.

SNF QRP Measure #15: Potentially Preventable 30-Day Post-Discharge Readmission Measure – SNF QRP

This measure was finalized in the FY 2017 SNF PPS Final Rule which was published in the Federal Register on August 5, 2016 (81 FR 52030 through 52034). Public reporting began 10/24/2019.

SNF QRP Measure #16:  SNF Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Requiring Hospitalization

This measure was finalized in the FY2022 SNF PPS Final Rule, which was published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2021 (86 FR.42473 through 42480).  This measure is scheduled to be publicly reported in CY 2022.

Measures Removed from SNF

Percent of Residents or Patients With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened (Short Stay) (NQF #0678)

This measure was finalized in the FY 2016 SNF PPS Final Rule which was published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2015 (80 FR 46433 through 46438). Data collection for this measure began10/1/2016. Public reporting began 10/24/2018. As finalized in the FY 2018 SNF PPS Final Rule published in the Federal Register on 08/04/2017 (82 FR 36572 through 36577), this measure was replaced in the QRP by a modified version of the measure entitled Changes in Skin Integrity Post-Acute Care: Pressure Ulcer/Injury beginning with the FY2020 SNF QRP.

Updates

September 21, 2022

SNF QRP APU Table for FY 2025

A table providing the data elements that will be required to meet the Annual Payment Update (APU) minimum data completion threshold for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) is available in the Downloads section of this web page.

September 2, 2022

SNF QRP Quality Measure Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual V4.0, Change Table, Risk Adjustment Appendix File, and HCC ICD-10 Crosswalks – Now Available

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Quality Measure Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual Version 4.0 is now available. This document serves as an update to the specifications used to calculate quality measures that are included in the SNF QRP. Additionally, the SNF QRP Measure Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual Change Table Version 4.0 is now available. This document provides a summary of measure-related changes between Version 4.0 of the SNF QRP Measure Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual and Version 3.0.1 of the SNF QRP Measure Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual Addendum specified in change table format. Furthermore, the Risk Adjustment Appendix File for the SNF QRP Measure’s Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual Version 4.0, which contains risk-adjustment values used to calculate the risk-adjusted quality measures, and Crosswalks of Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC) to International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 codes used in risk-adjustment models for the Change in Self-Care, Change in Mobility, Discharge Self-Care, and Discharge Mobility measures (NQF #2633, NQF #2634, NQF #2635, and NQF #2636, respectively) are available.

These files are effective October 1, 2022, and can be accessed in the Downloads section of this web page.

 

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