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The final Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program specifications for the three MDS-based quality measures adopted through the FY 2016 final rule. Data collection on these three measures begins Oct. 1, 2016. NOTE: In February 2017 CMS revised the specifications for the pressure ulcer SNF QRP QM. Those specs are now found in a separate document.
HHS Finalizes New Medicare Alternative Payment Models to Reward Better Care at Lower Cost: Bundled payments for cardiac and orthopedic care, small-practice Accountable Care Organization opportunities to continue health care system’s shift toward value.
The SNF VBP Confidential Feedback Reports were released on Dec. 6.
So everyone should be able to access them through the same mechanism as the regular Five Star Preview Reports
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing a blanket exemption for data submission for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP), for Medicare providers adversely affected by the devastating impact of Hurricane Matthew. SNF providers located within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-designated “major disaster” counties in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina will not be required to submit quality measure data to meet submission requirements for the reporting quarters specified by CMS.
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