CMS SNF VBP FAQs (7/18)

By CMS - July 02, 2018

Topics covered include:

  • What is the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program?
  • What SNFs are included in the SNF VBP Program?
  • What measure is currently being used in the SNF VBP Program?
  • What is the difference between a planned readmission and an unplanned readmission?
  • When does the SNFRM 30-day readmissions period begin and end?
  • Are the measures in the SNF VBP Program the same as the measures in the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) and on the Nursing Home Compare website?
  • How are performance scores calculated?
  • Will SNFs be able to calculate their achievement and improvement points?
  • How are incentive payments determined?
  • How will SNFs be notified of their performance in the Program?
  • What is Phase One of the Review and Corrections process?
  • How can I correct an error in my patient-level data?
  • What is Phase Two of the Review and Corrections process?
  • Where can I find more information or ask questions about the SNF VBP Program?