Two Key SNF QRP Deadlines Are Coming: Are You Ready?

By Caralyn Davis, Staff Writer - August 08, 2017

Two key deadlines for the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP) are just around the corner, noted officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) during the Aug. 3, 2017, Skilled Nursing Facility/Long-term Care Open Door Forum (SNF/LTC ODF). Meeting these deadlines—one for reconsideration requests and one for data reporting—is critical for SNFs that want to avoid taking a significant financial hit to their Medicare Part A payments.

“Under the SNF QRP, SNFs that fail to submit the required quality data to CMS for measures that have been finalized for use in the SNF QRP will be subject to a 2 percentage point reduction to the otherwise applicable annual market basket percentage update with respect to that fiscal year,” explained officials.

Here are the two critical SNF QRP deadlines: