Nursing Home Compare Quarterly Refresh with SNF Quality Reporting Program Data

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

The July 2020 Nursing Home Compare refresh (last update was July 29, 2020), including quality measure results based on SNF QRP data submitted to CMS, is now available. For this refresh SNF QRP assessment-based measures performance scores will be based upon data submitted to CMS between Q4 2018 – Q3 2019 (10/01/18 – 09/30/19); claims-based measures performance scores will be based upon SNF Prospective Payment System (PPS) claims dated between Q4 2016 and Q3 2018 (10/01/16 – 9/30/18)

In summary, the following SNF QRP measures will be displayed on NH Compare during the July 2020 refresh:

  1. Application of Percent of Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury (Long Stay)
  2. Q4 2018 – Q3 2019 (10/01/18 – 09/30/19)
  3. Application of Percent of Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Patients with an Admission and Discharge Functional Assessment and a Care Plan That Addresses Function
  4. Q4 2018 – Q3 2019 (10/01/18 – 09/30/19)
  5. Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary-PAC SNF QRP
  6. Q4 2016 and Q3 2018(10/01/16 – 9/30/18)
  7. Discharge to Community-PAC SNF QRP
  8. Q4 2016 and Q3 2018(10/01/16 – 9/30/18)
  9. Potentially Preventable 30-Day Post-Discharge Readmission Measure – SNF QRP
  10. Q4 2016 and Q3 2018(10/01/16 – 9/30/18)

Please visit the NH Compare website to view the updated quality data.  Download the database files HERE. These are the official datasets used on the Medicare.gov Nursing Home Compare Website provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. These data allow you to compare the quality of care at every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country, including over 15,000 nationwide.

For questions about SNF QRP Public Reporting please email SNFQRPPRQuestions@cms.hhs.gov.