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 includes a list of non-CAH Swing Beds with data on the quality of resident care SNF QRP measures.
Beginning in Fall 2018, the SNF QRP quality measures will be reported on Nursing Home Compare for facilities providing care to residents under the Medicare Part A benefit. In addition, non-Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) with Swing Beds that provide Medicare Part A SNF services to beneficiaries must also report data on SNF QRP quality measures to the CMS under the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act.
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 a 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