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SNF QRP data revised on Nursing Home Compare
(SNF)


CMS recently updated facility Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) data on Nursing Home Compare.

The updated SNF quality measure results recently posted to NHC are based on data submitted to CMS between:

Quarter 2 – 2017 to Quarter 1 – 2018 data

  1. Application of Percent of Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury (Long Stay) (#0674)
  2. Percent of Residents or Patients with Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened (Short Stay) (NQF #0678)
  3. Application of Percent of Long-Term Care Hospital Patients with an Admission and Discharge Functional Assessment and a Care Plan That Addresses Function (#2631)

Quarter 4 – 2016 to Quarter 3 – 2017 data

  1. Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary – Post-Acute Care (PAC) Skilled Nursing Facility Measure
  2. Discharge to Community- Post Acute Care (PAC) SNF QRP.

Provider Preview Reports for April release are now available.

Providers have until March 4, 2019 to review their Provider Preview Reports prior to the April 2019 Nursing Home Compare site refresh, during which this data will be publicly displayed.

Correction to the underlying data will not be permitted during this time; however, providers can request that CMS review of their data during the preview period if they believe the quality measure scores that are displayed within their Preview Reports are inaccurate.

The data contained within the Preview Reports is based on quality data submitted by SNFs during the following quarterly timeframes:

Quarter 3 – 2017 to Quarter 2 – 2018 data

  1. Application of Percent of Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury (Long Stay) (#0674)
  2. Percent of Residents or Patients with Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened (Short Stay) (NQF #0678)
  3. Application of Percent of Long-Term Care Hospital Patients with an Admission and Discharge Functional Assessment and a Care Plan That Addresses Function (#2631).

Quarter 4 – 2016 to Quarter 3 – 2017 data

  1. Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary – Post-Acute Care (PAC) Skilled Nursing Facility Measure
  2. Discharge to Community- Post Acute Care (PAC) Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) QRP.

As a reminder, CMS announced in October 2018 that it will not publish a 6th previously posted quality measure, Potentially Preventable 30-Day Post-Discharge Readmissions, at this time. Additional time will allow for more testing to determine if modifications to the measure and method of displaying it are needed. This additional testing will ensure that the future publicly reported measure is thoroughly evaluated so Compare users have an accurate picture of provider quality. While CMS conducts this additional testing, it will not post reportable data for this measure, including each SNF’s performance, as well as the national rate.

For more information, visit the SNF Quality Reporting webpage, and gain access to your Preview Reports here. For questions, contact Mary Jane Carothers, VP, Quality Improvement & Clinical Affairs at 800.422.3106.

 

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Fall Prevention Workshop, February 12, West Des Moines
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Life Safety - Fire Safety, February 18-19, Coralville
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Life Safety - Fire Safety, February 20-21, Carroll
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LTC Nurse and Administrator Leadership Program, March 6-April 18, West Des Moines
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ICD-10 Coding Essentials for Post-Acute Care, March 12-13, West Des Moines
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Spring Quarterly Education Conference, March 26-27, Altoona
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Assisted Living Management Certificate Program, April 8-12, West Des Moines
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Leadership Academy, June 4-6, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Management Certification, Ongoing, Online program
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Online Dementia Care Training and Individual Certification Program
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Click on the event link to learn more about each educational offering and to register. If you have additional questions, contact Georgene Olson at 800.422.3106.

West Des Moines area hotel discounts for IHCA members.

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