New CMS Training Event: From Data Elements to Quality Measures – Cross-Setting QRP Web-Based Training

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

2 new training events were announced by CMS on January 13, 2021 (I’ve bolded and italicized the PAC settings that will benefit from each training event):

NEW TRAINING EVENT – From Data Elements to Quality Measures – Cross-Setting QRP Web-Based Training.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course that provides a high-level overview of how data elements within CMS patient/resident assessment instruments are used to construct quality measures (QMs) across post-acute care (PAC) settings. The PAC settings included are those covered under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Reporting Programs (QRPs) for Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). Information covered will include a short review of the QRPs’ cross-setting quality measures (QM), how data elements feed into these cross-setting QMs, how QMs are calculated and appear on QM reports and how to access and use this data for quality improvement.  

Please click HERE to access the Cross-Setting QRP web-based training.


NEW TRAINING EVENT – Section M:  Skin Conditions – Assessment and Coding of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Web-Based Training

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course that provides an overview of the assessment and coding of pressure ulcers/injuries. This 90-minute course is intended for providers in Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), and is designed to be used on demand anywhere you can access a browser. 

Please click HERE to access the Section M-Skin Conditions web-based training.

There are additional web-based training sessions (and some tip sheets) found on the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Training website in case you missed them:

  • Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) Video Tutorial … for additional information, see my October 30, 2020 blog.  
  • Confusion Assessment Method (CAM©) Video Tutorial … for additional information, see my October 29, 2020 blog.