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The Five Star Preview Reports will be available on February 20th. To access these reports, select the CASPER Reporting link located on the CMS QIES Systems for Providers page. Once in the CASPER Reporting system, select the 'Folders' button and access the Five Star Report in your 'st LTC facid' folder, where st is the 2-character postal code of the state in which your facility is located and facid is the state-assigned Facility ID of your facility.
Nursing Home Compare will update with January's Five Star data on February 28, 2017.
Two studies: (1) After Stroke, 'Blue' Light May Help Beat the Blues and (2) For Stroke Survivors, Exercise Is Good for the Brain: Review.
SNF PEPPER Update
When: Thursday, April 27, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central Daylight Time
What: A WebEx presented by Kimberly Hrehor with TMF Health Quality Institute
Topic: A review of the Q4FY16 PEPPER for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and other available resources
The regulation text is effective November 28, 2016; the Interpretive Guidance has not been updated. Interpretive guidance will be revised at a later date. The current F-Tags have been revised to include the requirements and regulation text as is presented in the final rule.
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.
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