• AANAC MDS Data Collection Tool

    By AANAC - September 18, 2018
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  • Pressure Ulcer Coding Algorithm

    By AANAC - September 18, 2018
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  • At A Glance QM, QRP, and VBP Tool

    By AANAC - September 17, 2018
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  • Section G Coding Tool

    By AANAC - September 14, 2018
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  • SNF QRP Measure Calculations and Reporting User's Manual Update (9/18)

    By CMS - September 14, 2018

    This manual presents methods used to calculate quality measures that are included in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP). This manual provides detailed information for each quality measure (QM), including quality measure definitions, inclusion and exclusion criteria and measure calculation specifications.

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  • July 31/August 1 SNF QRP Post-Training Materials & Videos (9/18)

    By CMS - September 14, 2018

     

    Post-training materials (includes answers to knowledge checks) from the July/August 2018 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Provider Training held in Baltimore, MD, on July 31 and August 1, 2018, are now available. Some screenshots included in presentations for the Section GG and Section N sessions and the Case Study Coding Sheet were updated to reflect recent changes to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Version 1.16.0, which will become effective October 1, 2018.
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  • 8/27 & 9/12 CMS Webinars on Sections GG, I, & N Training Materials (9/18)

    By CMS - September 13, 2018

    Section GG, Section I, and Section N training materials related to Oct. 1, 2018, implementation of RAI Manual v1.16

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  • Section GG Prior Function and Admission Performance Tool

    By AANAC - September 12, 2018
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  • Section GG 3-Day Data Collection Tool

    By AANAC - September 12, 2018
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  • Get Ready for QRP and PDPM MDS Hours Calculators

    By AANAC - September 12, 2018
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  • How Exactly Does The SNF QRP Work? Review The Basics

    By Caralyn Davis, Staff Writer - September 12, 2018

    The Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP) is a stand-alone IMPACT Act program, meaning its requirements and outcomes are not connected to the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) program. So under traditional fee-for-service Medicare Part A, SNFs potentially can take a financial hit from the SNF QRP or the SNF VBP—or from both programs in a single fiscal year—every year effective with FY 2019 beginning Oct. 1, 2018.

     

    The SNF QRP runs on two separate but related tracks: the payment track and the publicly reported quality measure (QM) track.

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  • Common Errors CNAs Make in Documenting ADLs—and How to Help Correct Them

    By Emily Royalty-Bachelor - September 12, 2018

    Anyone who works in a long-term care facility knows providing the best resident-centered care involves constant hands-on attention.

     

    Helping a resident dress, brush his teeth, use the bathroom, take a shower, walk to the dining quarters, eat her meal, and perform all the various tasks involved in daily living is paramount.

     

    CNAs constantly have their hands full with these duties. So it’s easy to understand why the more hands-off tasks—such as documentation—might sometimes get pushed to the back burner, and subsequently result in errors in coding activities of daily living (ADLs).

     

    Still, that doesn’t mean you want them happening at your facility. Accuracy in ADL coding is a vital part of resident-centered care, and you don’t want it falling through the cracks. You may have noticed ADL documentation errors occurring at your facility. If so, there are steps you can take to address them. Here are some of the most common errors:

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  • New Dementia Care and Psychotropic Med Tracking Tool: NNHQIC Seeks Pilot Testers (9/18)

    By NNHQIC - September 06, 2018

    The National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign (NNHQIC) seeks pilot testers for a new Dementia Care and Psychotropic Medication Tracking Tool. This Excel-based tool will track information for individuals living with dementia AND any resident for whom psychotropic medications are prescribed.  It will support and prompt individualized care, document key processes, and provide information to identify opportunities and drive improvement. Interested organizations please send a message to Help@nhQualityCampaign.org to request additional information on participating in the pilot test.

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  • PBJ Provider User Guide V3.0.2, Incl. Error Messages / Descriptions - UPDATED (9/18)

    By QTSO - September 04, 2018
    This manual explains how to connect to the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) system and submit data. It also defines error messages and descriptions, identifying errors by number, severity, error message, and error description. The description section includes potential corrective actions for providers to take to resolve the errors.
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  • CASPER Reporting User’s Guide for PBJ Providers UPDATED (9/18)

    By QTSO - September 04, 2018
    This user’s guide provides information and instructions pertaining to the CASPER Reporting application. Section 12, Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Reports, addresses the staffing and census reports available to providers, including the Employee Report, the Census Report, the Staffing Summary Report, and the PBJ Submitter Final File Validation Report.
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