Tuesday, October 11, 2016

CMS Requests Public Comments on Draft SNF Functional Measures

Dan Ciolek

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with RTI International to develop Functional Outcome Quality Measures for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). As part of its measure development process, CMS is seeking public comments on the proposed functional outcome measures.

The public comment period for these measures opened on Friday, October 7, and will close on Friday October 28th, 2016. The Call for Public Comment can be found on CMS’s public comment webpage at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/MMS/CallforPublicComment.html.

AHCA is planning on submitting comments to FunctionQMs@rti.org by the closing date October 28th, 2016. AHCA members may submit comments directly to the measure developer email address by this date. Additionally, AHCA members can contribute to the AHCA response by submitting comments to Dan Ciolek, AHCA’s Associate Vice President, Therapy Advocacy at dciolek@ahca.org no later than Friday, October 21.

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