Sunday, October 15, 2017

Update: SNF Review and Correct Report & Confidential Feedback Report Issues


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently notified skilled nursing facility (SNF) providers that all data for assessment-based measures required for the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) in CY2017 would remain open to modifications until May 15, 2018, and that SNFs would be notified when the Q1 2017 data that was "frozen" as of August 15, 2017 would be open and subject to updates again.

Please be advised that the submission deadline for Q3 2017 data has been modified to May 15, 2018. The SNF Review and Correct Report has been updated to reflect that both Q1 and Q2 2017 are "open". Data for all measures for Q1 2017 have been recalculated for any assessment records that have been received since the original Q1 2017 submission deadline of August 15, 2017.  

The SNF Review and Correct report is available in the SNF QRP 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 previously requested.

Please note that when the report is run for more than one quarter, the reporting quarters are now displaying in random order, rather than being displayed in descending order (newest reporting quarter to oldest reporting quarter). The start and end dates, data correction deadline date, date correction period as of report run date, and the quality measure data results associated to the reporting quarters are all correct. The issue is simply the way in which the reporting quarters are displayed in the table. This will be corrected in early December.

The remaining issue, affecting the calculation of the Application of Percent of LTCH Patients with Admission and Discharge Functional Assessment and a Care Plan that Addresses Function (NQF#2631), is still being corrected and tested by CMS. SNFs will be notified once this issue has been resolved in early December. At that time, the data for this measure will be recalculated and the updated results will be available on the Review and Correct Report.

View previous updates on the SNF Quality Reporting Program Data Submission Deadlines webpage.

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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