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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
CMS has posted the second annual release of the Skilled Nursing Facility Public Use File (Skilled Nursing Facility PUF) with data for 2014. The Skilled Nursing Facility PUF presents summarized information on services provided to Medicare beneficiaries by skilled nursing facilities. It contains information on utilization, payment (Medicare payment and Medicare standardized payment), submitted charges, and beneficiary demographic and chronic condition indicators organized by CMS Certification Number (6-digit provider identification number), Resource Utilization Group (RUG), and state of service.
The new 2014 PUF has information for 15,026 skilled nursing facilities, almost 2.5 million stays, and over $27 billion in Medicare payments for 2014. New in the 2014 data is the demographic and chronic condition information. CMS protects beneficiaries’ personal information in all public data releases.
(1) Use of the Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101A, Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety, 2013 Edition by Health Care Occupancies and Board and Care Occupancies and (2) Clarification of Automatic Fire Sprinkler System Installation Requirements in Attic Spaces in Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities.
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