SNF QRP Provider In-Person Training Event – Registration Open

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

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a 2-day Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) in-person ‘Train the Trainer’ event for providers on May 7 and 8, 2019, at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, MO 64108. This event will be open to all SNF providers, associations, and organizations.

The primary focus of this ‘Train-the-Trainer’ event will be to provide those responsible for training staff at SNFs with information about:

    • The transition to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) which becomes effective on October 1, 2019.
    • A review of SNF QRP changes and updates to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Version 1.17.0, which will become effective on October 1, 2019.
    • An overview of the eleven SNF QRP Quality Measures.
    • An interactive session on the use of reports to identify opportunities for process improvement and utilize information contained in reports available via the Certification And Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) system to develop quality improvement plans.

A full agenda can be accessed in the downloads section at the bottom of the SNF QRP Training webpage.

Training will start at 8:30 a.m. CDT and end at 4:45 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, May 7.  On Wednesday, May 8, training will start at 8:30 a.m. CDT and end at 3:30 p.m. CDT. Following the training on May 8, there will be an optional “We Want to Hear From You” session from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. CDT.

Registration for this in-person training is limited to 250 people on a first-come, first-serve basis. CMS has negotiated a discounted room rate of $125 per night with the hotel for a limited number of rooms.  To receive the room discount, you must reserve your sleeping room with the hotel no later than 5:00 p.m. CDT on April 15. Instructions to reserve a hotel room at the discounted rate will be sent to you in a confirmation email once you register for the training.

When registering, please enter your name as you would like it to appear on your name tag and certification of completion. For those not able to attend in person, a URL to access the webcast will be provided prior to the event. Please note: Certificates of completion will only be available for those who attend the training in person.

Whether you participate in-person or via the webcast, we ask that you register for this event.

*CLICK HERE to register.

** Requests for reasonable accommodations must be received at least 5 business days prior to the beginning of the event (no later than Tuesday, April 30, 2019) and can be emailed to Chandler Bishop at with a copy to**

If you have questions or need additional information regarding the logistics of this training session, please email the PAC Training mailbox at


*You’ll see this screen when you click the above link to register:


If you’re unable to attend the in-person training, you can register for the webcast sessions. CMS also videotapes these training sessions, so they’ll be available on the CMS YouTube channel in the near future.

I’ll be attending the in-person training in Kansas City – I’ve gotten my ticket!