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:
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