Fact Sheet on Transitions for New Quality Measures and Data Elements – SNF QRP

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

Last week on November 6th, CMS posted a 2-page Fact Sheet on Transitions for New Quality Measures and Data Elements, Effective October 1, 2018.   [SNF Quality Reporting Program FAQs website is where FAQ documents on SNF QRP have been posted since June 2017.] This Fact Sheet carries a date of September 2018 and briefly addresses:

  • Section GG
  • Section I0020
  • Section J2000
  • Section N (Drug Regimen Review)
  • Section M, M0800 item removal
  • Section M SNF QRP Pressure Ulcer/Injury Quality
  • Completion of MDS 3.0 (v1.16.1) Assessments and Transitions
  • SNF QRP Measures and APU Data Determinations:
    • Application of IRF Functional Outcome Measure: Change in Mobility Score for

Medical Rehabilitation Patients (NQF #2634)

  • Application of IRF Functional Outcome Measure: Discharge Mobility Score for Medical Rehabilitation Patients (NQF #2636)
  • Application of the IRF Functional Outcome Measure: Change in Self-Care Score for Medical Rehabilitation Patients (NQF #2633)
  • Application of IRF Functional Outcome Measure: Discharge Self-Care Score for Medical Rehabilitation Patients (NQF #2635)
  • Drug Regimen Review Conducted with Follow-Up for Identified Post-Acute Care (PAC) Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP)

There are numerous resource references throughout this document as well as a link to sign up to receive SNF QRP updates and announcements.