Data Elements to Quality Measures & Quality Reporting

From Data Elements to Quality Measures – Cross-Setting QRP Web-Based Training.

CMS is offering a web-based training course that provides a high-level overview of how data elements within CMS patient/resident assessment instruments are used to construct quality measures (QMs) across post-acute care (PAC) settings. The PAC settings included are those covered under the CMS QRPs for Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) and SNFs. Information covered in this 60-minute course will include a short review of the QRPs’ cross-setting QMs, how data elements feed into these cross-setting QMs, how QMs are calculated and appear on QM reports and how to access and use this data for quality improvement.

Achieving a Full APU Webinar Training

A video of the SNF QRP: Achieving a Full Annual Payment Update (APU) webinar that took place on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, is available to view on YouTube at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkU2ega3j3s.

Pocket Guides / Badge Buddies

CMS is offering Pocket Guides to assist providers in the assessment and coding of assessment items. The pocket guides provide a quick reference for important terms and definitions that promote coding accuracy. These pocket guides are approximately 2 x 3.5 inches in size and are designed to be worn behind a provider identification badge.

Quick Assessment Reference Pocket Guides / Badge Buddies for Coding

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SNF QRP/QM Changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is alerting Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) providers of upcoming measure removals from the SNF Quality Reporting Program

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