Monday, April 25, 2016

Nursing Home Compare Quality Measures on CMS Agenda This Thursday



AHCA Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs

On CMS' Open Door Forum call this Thursday, April 28 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), the agency will update long term and post-acute care providers on the six new Quality Measures (QMs) that will be published on the Nursing Home Compare website on Wednesday, April 27. The new measures (four short-stay and two long-stay) are: 

  • Percentage of short-stay residents who were successfully discharged back to the community (claims-based) 
  • Percentage of short-stay residents who have had an outpatient emergency department visit (claims-based) 
  • Percentage of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing care center admission (claims-based) 
  • Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function (MDS-based) 
  • Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened (MDS-based) 
  • Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication (MDS-based) 
In July, all but one measure - hypnotics/anxiolytics - will be added to Five-Star and may have an impact on the overall star rating.

In addition to Nursing Home Compare QMs, other agenda topics include:

  • FY 2017 Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities - Proposed Rule 
  • FY 2017 Skilled Nursing Facility PPS NPRM - SNF Value Based Purchasing 
  • FY 2017 Skilled Nursing Facility PPS NPRM - SNF Quality Reporting 
  • Self-Identified Overpayment Final Rule CMS-6037-F 
  • Electronic Staffing Data Submission PBJ Update 
To review the complete agenda and for more information, click here.

For Open Door Forum schedule updates, click here.



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