LTCH Provider Preview Reports – Now Available

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

The Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. These reports contain provider performance scores for quality measures, which will be published on Care Compare and Provider Data Catalog (PDC) during the March 2022 refresh of the websites.

The data contained within the Preview Reports are based on quality assessment data submitted by LTCHs from Quarter 3, 2020 through Quarter 2, 2021 (4 quarters), and for the LTCH Change in Mobility measure, from Quarter 3, 2019 through Quarter 4, 2019 and Quarter 3, 2020 through Quarter 2, 2021 (6 quarters). Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) measures reflect data from Quarter 2, 2019 through Quarter 4, 2019 and Quarter 3, 2020 (4 quarters) for the Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI), Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI), and Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) measures, as well as Quarter 4, 2018 through Quarter 1, 2019 (2 quarters) for the Healthcare Personnel (HCP) Influenza measure. The data for the claims-based measures will continue to display Quarter 4, 2017 through Quarter 3, 2019 data for this refresh while CMS performs additional measure analyses.

Lastly, two new assessment-based measures (Compliance with Spontaneous Breathing Trial and Ventilator Liberation Rate) will be publicly reported on Care Compare and PDC beginning with the March 2022 refresh and are reflected within the Preview Reports.

Note: As data collection for these measures began in Q3 2018, CMS has indicated which performance periods will be posted on both Care Compare and PDC and which performance periods will be available on PDC only for the March 2022 refresh:

  • Care Compare and PDC
  • Quarter 3, 2020 through Quarter 2, 2021
  • PDC Only
    • Quarter 3, 2018 through Quarter 4, 2019
      • Q3 2018 – Q2 2019
      • Q4 2018 – Q3 2019
      • Q1 2019 – Q4 2019 For more information, please visit the CMS LTCH QRP Public Reporting website.
      • Providers have until February 25, 2022, to review their performance data. Corrections to the underlying data will not be permitted during this time. However, providers can request Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (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.

For more information, please visit the CMS LTCH QRP Public Reporting website.