Beginning October 1, 2016 skilled nursing centers will be required to report information to CMS for the SNF Quality Reporting Program required under IMPACT (Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation) Act of 2014.
Section GG item set for self-care and mobility will be added to MDS 3.0 and required to complete on the PPS 5 day and PPS Part a Discharge Assessments. Information from Section GG will be used to calculate the standardized measure of Percent of Residents With an Admission and Discharge Functional Assessment and a Care Plan That Addresses Function” (NQF #2631). This measure reports the percentage of residents with both an Admission and a Discharge functional assessment and an activity (self-care or mobility) goal that addresses function.
Section GG items focus on admission performance, discharge goals and discharge performance. CMS has not specified who should complete Section GG, but has emphasized the importance of collaboration among members of the interdisciplinary team. Final direction and guidance on coding Section GG has not been released yet from CMS, however AHCA has developed a two-page introduction to Section GG with a section on what you can do to prepare for Section GG.
For more information and resources, visit the AHCA website here.