• Five Star Help Line Available Thru Sept. 28

    By QTSO - September 24, 2018

    The Five Star Preview Reports will be available on September 24th. To access these reports, select the CASPER Reporting link located on the CMS QIES Systems for Providers page. Once in the CASPER Reporting system, select the 'Folders' button and access the Five Star Report in your 'st LTC facid' folder, where st is the 2-character postal code of the state in which your facility is located and facid is the state-assigned Facility ID of your facility.

    Nursing Home Compare will update with September's Five Star data on September 26, 2018.

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  • Section N Follow-up Webinar Video & Post-training Materials (9/18)

    By CMS - September 24, 2018
    Video and post-training materials (includes answers to knowledge checks) from the SNF Follow-Up Webinar on Section N held on August 27, 2018, are now available . Some screenshots of the Section N items included in the presentation 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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  • Nursing Home Compare Claims-based Measures Technical Specifications Updated (9/18)

    By CMS - September 24, 2018
    Revision: September, 2018 This update contains the specifications for the Number of Hospitalizations per 1,000 Long-Stay Resident Days measure, which is claims-based and risk-adjusted. This update also revises the MDS items included in the risk-adjustment models for the short-stay, claims-based quality measures, as well as the coefficients for the models.
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  • jRAVEN 1.6.0 Free MDS Software for Oct. 1, 2018 Implementation

    By QTSO - September 24, 2018

    jRAVEN (version 1.6.0) is now available for download which includes the following enhancements: 

    • v1.16.1 Item Sets
    • v2.02 MDS Data Specifications and Errata
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  • FY 2019 Final ICD-10-CM Code Files UPDATE (9/18)

    By CMS - September 24, 2018

    The 2019 ICD-10-CM files contain information on the ICD-10-CM updates for FY 2019. These 2019 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used for discharges occurring from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019 and for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.

    Note: There is no FY 2019 GEMs file. As stated in the FY 2016 IPPS/LTCH PPS final rule (80 FR 49388), the GEMs have been updated on an annual basis as part of the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meetings process and will continue to be updated for approximately 3 years after ICD-10 is implemented.

    CMS made the GEMs files available for FY 2016, FY 2017 and FY 2018.

    An announcement was also made at the September 2017 ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting that FY 2018 would be the last GEMs file update.

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  • 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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