Did you hear what CMS said? One of the big nuggets derived from the CMS SNF Quality Reporting call conducted July 12th was that payment for FY 2017 will be based on data collected between October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016. Yes, you are reading this correctly, you have approximately two months to get your ducks in a row with your QMs to stay ahead of the curve for your anticipated reimbursement for FY 2017. This may not be new information for you or your team, yet the time is nearing when MDS data and claims data culled from your facility will impact your facility’s future payment rates. The overview provided by CMS during the call detailed some key points from the IMPACT Act for applicable PAC settings. The speakers discussed the SNF Quality Reporting Program with regards to the PPS FY2016 Final Rule.