• CMS Seeks TEP Nominations for Claims-based SNF QRP Measure on Healthcare Associated Infections

    CMS Seeks TEP Nominations for Claims-based SNF QRP Measure on Healthcare Associated Infections

    By CMS -

    Project Title: Development and Maintenance of Quality Measures for Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP)

    Dates:

    The TEP nomination period opens on January 21, 2019 and closes on February 15, 2019. Please submit all nomination materials by the closing date.

    Project Overview:                                                                                       

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with RTI International to develop and maintain quality measures for the SNF QRP. The contract name is Development and Maintenance of Symptom Management Measures (HHSM-500-2013-13015I). As part of its measure development and maintenance process, CMS asks measure developers to convene groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure developer during measure development and maintenance.

    Project Objectives:

    Healthcare-associated infections are an important public health and patient safety issue. Under the Quality Priority of “Making Care Safer by Reducing Harm Caused in the Delivery of Care” is the Meaningful Measure Area of Healthcare Associated Infections. To focus on the high priority domain and fill an important gap of quality measurement in this area, this project is aimed to develop a claims-based measure of healthcare-associated infections in skilled nursing facilities.  

    The purpose of this TEP is to inform the direction and development of a claims-based measure of healthcare-associated infections in skilled nursing facilities.

    TEP Objective:

    ·        To obtain input on the options for a claims-based measure of healthcare-associated infections in skilled nursing facilities

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  • Five Star Preview Reports Available; Help Line Open 1/21 - 1/25

    Five Star Preview Reports Available; Help Line Open 1/21 - 1/25

    By QTSO -

    The Five Star Preview Reports will be available on January 17, 2019. 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 January 23, 2019.

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