SNF Provider Preview Reports Now Available

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

CMS made this announcement on May 1, 2019:

“Skilled Nursing Facility Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. Providers have until May 30, 2019 to review their performance data prior to the July 2019 Nursing Home Compare site refresh, during which this data will be publicly displayed.” [I bolded and italicized the verbiage re: provider preview period end date.]

The data contained within the Preview Reports is based on quality data submitted by SNFs between Quarter 4 – 2017 and Quarter 3 – 2018, for assessment-based quality measures, and between Quarter 1 – 2017 to Quarter 4 – 2017, for claims-based quality measures. Providers have until May 30, 2019 to review their performance data prior to the July 2019 Nursing Home Compare site refresh, during which this data will be publicly displayed.

Corrections to the underlying data will not be permitted during this time; however, providers can request CMS review of their data during the preview period if they believe the quality measure scores that are displayed within their Preview Reports are inaccurate. [I’ve also bolded and italicized the verbiage that speaks to no corrections during the provider preview period and what you can do if you believe your QM scores are not accurate on the preview reports.]

Below are hyperlinks to sources of information:

SNF Provider Preview Report Access Instructions

CMS SNF Quality Public Reporting webpage

Nursing Home Compare website