SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP)

The SNF QRP Reporting User’s Manual Version 3.0.1 has been updated.  These updates will be effective October 1, 2020.

Specification updates

  • All four SNF Functional Outcome Measures
    • Exclusion criteria: The age exclusion criterion for these measures has been updated from 21 years to 18 years, such that any resident younger than 18 years of age will be excluded from measure calculations.
  • SNF Discharge to Community Measure:
    • Exclusion criteria: This measure has been updated to exclude residents who had a long-term nursing facility (NF) stay in the 180 days preceding their qualifying hospitalization and SNF stay, with no intervening community discharge between the long-term NF stay and qualifying hospitalization.

Data Refresh

Early in the public health emergency, CMS made reporting requirements “optional” or “excepted” based on quarter.  CMS indicated that data submission for Q4 2019 was optional and that any data submitted would be used for reporting purposes. Since data submission for Q4 2019 was strong, the data will be included in measure calculations for the Nursing Home Compare site refresh scheduled for October 2020.  Because data from Q1 and Q2 is not included in the category or group specified for reporting, the data will be held constant following the October 2020 refresh.

CLICK HERE to view the SNF QRP User’s Manual Version 3.0.1

CLICK HERE to view the Tip Sheet.

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