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SNF Quality Reporting Program QRP Training CMS

Recently, The Center’s for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) held a two-day Quality Reporting Program Training on July 31 & August 1, 2018 for SNF providers. The packed 250 seats and over 1,000 web attendee training was held in Baltimore, Maryland.  A host of questions and answers regarding the upcoming changes to MDS 3.0 and the Quality Reporting Program – QRP effective October 1, 2018 was covered.

According to CMS

The primary focus of this ‘Train-the-Trainer’ event was to provide those responsible for training staff at SNFs with information about SNF QRP changes and updates to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Version 1.16.0, effective October 1, 2018. Topics included information on new and changed items, including changes associated with Section M (Pressure Ulcer/Injury), the introduction of Section N (the Drug Regimen Review Measure), Section O (including updates to guidance on Chemotherapy and Ventilator Guidance), and Section GG (Functional Mobility). Presenters also discussed resources available on cms.gov, and support available through the SNF Help Desks.”

A copy of the training materials can be found on these links:

SNF Quality Reporting Agenda
SNF Training Materials – Day 1
Practice Section M Scenarios
Drug Regimen Review Section N
Section I and J Updates
Section GG Updates
Section GG Practice Scenarios
SNF QRP Reports

A copy of the changes to the sections of the MDS 3.0 Item Set effective October 1, 2018 can be found on CMS.Gov website.

For information on free upcoming Webinar on SNF QRP Training held on August 23, 2018 please submit information for email notification. Contact us

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The Dynamics of providing Quality Nursing Services in Changing Environments

Providing quality Nursing services for Skilled Nursing Facilities is always a primary focus. With healthcare cost skyrocketing and budgetary cuts in governmental funding sources, quality care focused services can be challenging.

The MDS 3.0 tool has now served as a vital tool to ensure proper funding and reporting to the quality services that are rendered. The skilled care management team, in collaboration with the MDS Interdisciplinary team members continue to work diligently to ensure proper documentation support this tool.

 

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