Quick Reference Guides for SNF QRP

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

SNF QRP Quick Reference Guides for FY2021 and FY2022 have just been posted. The Quick Reference Guides provide high-level information on the SNF Quality Reporting Program, including frequently asked questions and helpful links, including Help Desk Assistance addresses and links to claims-based measures.

“The IMPACT Act of 2014 mandated the establishment of the SNF QRP. As finalized in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 SNF PPS final rule, beginning with FY 2018 and each subsequent FY, the Secretary shall reduce the market basket update (also known as the Annual Payment Update, or APU) by 2 percentage points for any SNF that does not comply with the quality data submission requirements with respect to that FY.

SNFs utilize the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 via the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES) Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) system to collect patient assessment data. The implementation of the SNF QRP will not change requirements related to the submission of MDS 3.0 data through the Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) system to the Quality Improvement Evaluation System (QIES).

If the required quality data is not reported by each designated submission deadline, the SNF will be subject to a two (2)-percentage point reduction in their annual payment update (APU).”

Below is the chart showing the SNF QRP measures for FY2021:

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Below is the chart showing the SNF QRP measures for FY2022:

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Just a look at the FY2022 chart shows the IMPACT Act measures of Transfer of Health Information to the Patient as well as to the Provider.   We will start to see this measure/data collection with the MDS Item Set v1.18 which will be implemented October 1, 2020.