What is it all about?
The SNF QRP is a mandated reporting program that is part of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT). “The Act requires the submission of standardized data by Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Home Health Agencies (HHAs) and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs). The IMPACT Act establishes a quality reporting program (QRP) for SNFs.”
The overall goal is to improve care, improve community health and reduce quality healthcare costs by making care safer through delivery of care, encouraging partnerships between families and patients, improving effective coordination of care, focusing on prevention and treatment practices, utilizing best practices and healthy living for the community, and making care more affordable for families, individuals, employers, and the government.
New Category added to SNF QRP
It also explains a new category of CASPER reports available to SNF provi22ders to monitor your SNF-QRP measures and give you a chance to correct any errors using the MDS correction process described in Chapter 5 of the current RAI Manual.
The report is called a “Review and Correct” reports. Facilities must “RUN” these reports, like the Facility level QM Reports. There is now a special new line under “Report Categories” that says “SNF Quality Reporting.” You will click “SNF Review and Correct Report” and follow the prompts. We will also be able to pull Facility and Resident Level reports for SNF-QRP MDS based measures.
Data Calculation and Display
- The SNF Review and Correct report displays facility-level results for the assessment-based quality measures listed below. MDS 3.0 data are used to calculate the quality measures.
- Percent of Residents or Patients with Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened (Short Stay) (NQF #0678).
- Application of Percent of Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury (Long Stay) (NQF #0674).
- Application of Percent of Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Patients with an Admission and Discharge Functional Assessment and a Care Plan that Addresses Function (NQF #2631)