Tag: QRP

SNF QRP reconsideration deadline on August 15

Per the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System Final Rule (80 FR), any SNF found to be non-compliant with QRP requirements is subject to a 2%-point reduction in their annual payment update (APU). SNFs found to be non-compliant have received a letter from CMS that includes instructions for reconsideration requests. Requests will only be considered within […]

CMS to hold two-day Quality Reporting training

Registration is open for CMS’ SNF QRP Provider In-Person Training Event, August 13 and 14, 2019. The training is a two-day in-person ‘Train the Trainer’ event for providers 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 […]

CMS posts hospice quality reporting program quick reference guide

By Home Health Line. CMS has recently posted a two-page “Hospice Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Quick Reference Guide” that includes frequently asked questions, information about the quality reporting program help desks and helpful links to additional resources about quality reporting. View the guide at https://go.cms.gov/2OLhYVi.

CMS releases new reference guide for home health quality reporting program

Brought to you by Home Health Line. A recently released reference guide provides key information about the home health quality reporting program. On July 16, CMS released a quick reference guide that includes guidance ranging from frequently asked questions — like how to verify submissions and submission deadlines for HHCAHPS data — to helpful links […]

SNFs found to be out of compliance with QRP requirements will receive letter from CMS

Courtesy of Biller’s Association for Long-Term Care. CMS is providing notifications to facilities that were determined to be out of compliance with Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) requirements for CY 2017, which will affect their FY 2019 Annual Payment Update (APU). Non-compliance notifications were mailed by the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and […]

CMS releases FY 2019 proposed rule, includes RCS-1 replacement

CMS has posted a proposed rule for FY 2019. The proposal not only changes payment rates, but also proposes a new case mix grouping called the Patient-Driven Payment Model, or PDPM. This model replaces the RCS-1 that was proposed in May of last year. According to CMS, this new system has 80% fewer groupings and […]

Reminder for hospices: Submit timely HIS and CAHPS data

To comply with the Hospice QRP (HQRP) requirements, hospices must successfully submit timely Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (Hospice CAHPS®) data. Beginning January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, hospices must submit at least 90 percent of all required HIS records within the 30 day submission timeframe […]

Hospice QRP: HIS Freeze February 15

CMS announced that the freeze date for submitting corrections/modifications to the Hospice Item Set (HIS) for the May 2018 Hospice Compare refresh is February 15, 2018. The May refresh will include HIS data from Q3 2016 to Q2 2017 and CAHPS data from Q2 2015- Q1 2017. Please note, CAHPS dates refer to patients’ dates […]

Deadline coming for hospices to submit reconsideration requests if they received noncompliance letters on QRP

The following is from Home Health Line. For more news and information on home health and hospice, visit homehealthline.decisionhealth.com.   Hospices that received letters from CMS indicating they failed to meet the 2016 calendar year quality reporting requirements must act quickly if they decide to submit reconsideration requests. If your hospice doesn’t email in its […]

SNF QRP submission deadline extended to June 1

Due to “extenuating circumstances,” the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the reporting deadline for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) FY2018 payment determination from May 15, 2017 to June 1, 2017. The MDS assessment data for October to December (Q4) of calendar year 2016 are due with this […]