CMS is Reissuing LTCH Provider Preview Reports Originally Issued in June 2018, Regarding an Error

Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

CMS is Reissuing LTCH Provider Preview Reports originally issued in June 2018, regarding an error in the data for the quality measure Discharge to Community – Post-Acute Care Long-Term Care Hospital.

Please note that your previous Provider Preview Report for the Discharge to Community - Post-Acute Care (PAC) Long-Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program (L018.01) measure contained an error. Your preview data that was released in June 2018 incorporated your risk-standardized rate and performance category based only on 7 of the 8 required quarters of data. Data from October through December 2016 (Q1 FY 2017) were inadvertently omitted.

CMS has reissued the LTCH Provider Preview Reports containing the corrected Discharge to Community (DTC) measure data, and your corrected reports are now available via your CMS CASPER system folders. We have redistributed this report for the purposes of the 30-day preview period in advance of public reporting for the September 2018 LTCH Compare Refresh. LTCH providers will have a full 30 days to preview the corrected DTC data. The preview period will begin on August 1, 2018 and will continue through August 31, 2018. Any inquiries related to the corrected data must be submitted to CMS no later than 11:59:59 p.m. ET on August 31, 2018.

Please note that this version contains only the corrected DTC measure data.

Please submit any inquiries regarding this report to

For guidance on accessing your Provider Preview Report we refer you to the following document, which is available on the LTCH QRP Public Reporting website:


Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15