SNF/LTC Open Door Forum – Thursday, November 29, 2018

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

The proposed agenda for the next Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long Term Care Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 2pm-3pm ET is as follows:

Announcements & Updates:

*Patient Driven Payment Model Update [https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/SNFPPS/PDPM.html , PDPM@cms.hhs.gov , MLN – National Provider Call (Tuesday, December 11, 2018)];

*PBJ Update (For questions related to software or technical requirements, please email NursingHomePBJTechIssues@cms.hhs.gov, For questions related to PBJ policies, please email NHstaffing@cms.hhs.gov);

*SNF VBP FY 2019 status update (SNF VBP helpdesk: snfvbpinquiries@cms.hhs.gov, SNF VBP cms.gov website: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Value-Based-Programs/Other-VBPs/SNF-VBP.html, QIES Help Desk: help@qtso.com);

*SNF QRP Updates (SNF QRP data is now publicly reported on Nursing Home Compare. For questions regarding public reporting please email SNFQRPPRQuestions@cms.hhs.gov, Outreach regarding APU compliance is available, please email QRPHelp@cormac-corp.com);

*Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program- Offers tools, ongoing assistance to nursing home staff (https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/LTC-CMP-Reinvestment.html).

This agenda is subject to change. If you wish to participate, dial 1-800-837-1935, Conference ID 35546657. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.

[NOTE: This SNF/LTC Open Door Forum was announced via email this afternoon. It is not yet posted to the Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long-Term Care Open Door Forum website. You may want to check this website prior to Thursday to see if additional information is posted there.]