The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the first release of Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) quality data on Nursing Home (NH) Compare. NH Compare allows you to find and compare SNFs that are certified by Medicare and nursing homes that are certified by Medicaid. This dataset contains quality of resident care and staffing information for more than 15,000 nursing homes around the country and will now include SNF QRP quality data that can be used to compare SNF providers.
Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP) data used for calculating measures include claims data for some measures and for others the data are collected and submitted to CMS via the Minimum Data Set (MDS), which is a core set of screening, clinical, and functional status elements, including common definitions and coding categories, which form the foundation of a comprehensive assessment for all residents of nursing homes certified to participate in Medicare or Medicaid. The SNF QRP measures are calculated based on the admission and discharge data submitted for each SNF resident.
The five SNF QRP indicators added to Nursing Home Compare are:
– Assessment-based measures:
– Percent of residents or patients in an SNF that develop new or worsened pressure ulcers
– Percentage of residents or patients whose activities of daily living and thinking skills were assessed and related goals were included in their treatment plan
– Percentage of SNF patients who experience one or more falls with major injury during their SNF stay
– Claims-based measures:
– Medicare spending per beneficiary (MSPB) for patients in SNFs
– Rate of successful return to home or community from an SNF