Thursday, September 7, 2017

SNF Review and Correct Report Issue Update from CMS: First Issue Resolved

Holly Harmon

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) providers were recently notified of two issues affecting the SNF QRP Review and Correct Reports & Confidential Feedback Reports.

An issue was identified within the SNF Review and Correct Report, if one or more modification records are submitted for a patient stay, the most recent submitted assessment, which was accepted by the Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) system on or prior to the submission deadline for quarters one (Q1) and two (Q2) of Calendar Year 2017 (CY2017), was not being used in the measure calculation. CMS reports this issue has now been resolved.

All Quality Measure data has been recalculated for the Review and Correct Report and is now available in the SNF Quality Reporting Program report category in the CASPER Reporting application. Providers are encouraged to request the report to view updated measure results. The updated report should replace versions of the report requested prior to the issue notification.

The second issue that was identified in the technical coding which affected our calculation of one measure contained in the SNF Review and Correct Report related to the measure Application of Percent of LTCH Patients with Admission and Discharge Functional Assessment and a Care Plan that Addresses Function also affected the SNF QRP Confidential Feedback Report (SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Quality Measure Report) is still being resolved and further guidance is forthcoming from CMS.

As a reminder, all data for assessment-based measures required in the SNF QRP in CY2017 will remain open to modifications until May 15, 2018. We anticipate that the data currently “frozen” as of August 15, 2017 to be subject to updates as of mid-September. Another notice will be issued once the Review and Correct Report Q1 2017 SNF QRP data is open again.

Further guidance and timelines has been posted to the SNF Quality Reporting Program Data Submission Deadlines webpage by CMS.

If you have questions concerning this information, please contact the QTSO Help Desk at help@qtso.com or 1 (800) 339-9313.

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