SNF QRP Train the Trainer Sessions – August 13 & 14, 2019 (In-Person & Webcast)

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

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 August 13 and 14, 2019, at the Four Seasons Hotel, 200 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202. This event will be open to all SNF providers, associations, and organizations.

Like the May 2019 SNF QRP Provider Training, 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 1.16.0, which became effective October 1, 2018.
  • 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.

During this event, presenters will incorporate additional information into their presentations based on questions received from participants during the May training.

A full agenda can be accessed in the downloads section at the bottom of this webpage.

Training will start at 8:00 a.m. EDT and end at 5:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 13. On Wednesday, August 14, training will start at 8:30 a.m. EDT and end at 3:30 p.m. EDT. Following the training on August 14, there will be an optional “We Want to Hear From You” session from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EDT.

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 $149 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 6:00 p.m. EDT on July 22, 2019. 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 Completion of Certificate.

For those not able to attend in person, a URL to access the webcast will be provided prior to the event

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

CLICK HERE to register.

Note from Mary: webinar registration is found on this link as well as attendance in person. This is what you’ll see when you click on the register button:


** Requests for reasonable accommodations must be received at least 5 business days prior to the beginning of the event (no later than Tuesday, August 6, 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

I attended the live/in-person session in Kansas City in early May but I have registered to listen to the 2-day sessions via the webcast to see if there’s anything new/different presented. I encourage you to consider attending – either in-person or via webcast – as well.