Review Your Five-Star Preview Report Carefully – There is an Identified Issue

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare®

On October 23, 2018, CMS posted this information for providers:


Notice: Five Star Preview Reports

Oct 23, 2018

The Five Star Preview Reports will be available on October 25, 2018. To access these reports, select the CASPER Reporting link located on the CMS QIES Systems for Providers page. Once in the CASPER Reporting system, select the ‘Folders’ button and access the Five Star Report in your ‘st LTC facid’ folder, where st is the 2-character postal code of the state in which your facility is located and facid is the state-assigned Facility ID of your facility.

Nursing Home Compare will update with October’s Five Star data on or before October 31, 2018.

Important Note: The 5 Star Help line (800-839-9290) will be available through November 2, 2018. Please direct your inquiries to BetterCare@cms.hhs.gov if the Help Line is not available


Many providers have previewed their report and have contacted the Helpline. In return, these providers have received this message/notice:

Thank you for your note. There is an issue with the MDS quality measure (QM) table on the provider preview report for October. The data for the line for Percentage of High Risk Pressure Ulcers (long-stay) was missing and the remaining rows all shifted up. New reports will be provided by the end of this week or early next week so watch for the updated reports in the QIES mailbox.

We hope the information provided is helpful. If you have any other questions or concerns, please e-mail us again.

Sincerely,

BetterCare@cms.hhs.gov

I recommend to all LTC providers that you watch for and double-check your corrected report!

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