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Alert: CMS Glitch Regarding Quality Reporting Program (QRP)

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Yesterday, many Providers received an email reminding them that the upcoming submission deadline for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) is approaching.  The email also notified Providers of missing data submissions.  We believe the following information was sent in error:

Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment data for October-December (Q4) of calendar year (CY) 2016 are due with this submission deadline. All data must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on May 15, 2017. 

According to our records  FACILITY NAME has not submitted any data for:

-  Application of Percent of Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury (Long Stay)
-  Percent of Patients or Residents with Pressure Ulcers that are New or Worsened
-  Application of Percent of Long-Term Care Hospital Patients with an Admission and Discharge Functional    Assessment and a Care Plan that Addresses Function 

Facilities are encouraged to self-audit to confirm completion and submission of the SNF PPS Discharge Assessment for all beneficiaries ending a Medicare covered stay. 

Providers are urged to review and scrutinize MDS Submission Validation Reports to ensure that all MDS Assessments were successfully submitted.  It is important to retain the validation reports as proof of receipt. 

CMS has been contacted, researched the issue and believe that the notices were sent in error.  We should know more today, stayed tuned.


Updated: Follow-up response from CMS:

SNF QRP: Submission Deadline Extension - Now June 1st

Due to extenuating circumstances, the reporting deadline for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Fiscal Year 2018 payment determination has been extended from May 15, 2017 to June 1, 2017.

The MDS assessment data for October-December (Q4) of calendar year 2016 are due with this submission deadline.

For a list of measures required for this deadline visit the SNF Quality Reporting Program Data Submission Deadlines webpage.

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