CMS: Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Program Performance Score Reports Reminder

Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) thanks all skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) that participated in Phase Two of the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Program’s Review and Corrections process. Phase Two of the Review and Corrections process provides SNFs with the opportunity to review and request corrections to the performance score and ranking information contained in the Annual Performance Score Report.

As a reminder, the deadline to submit Phase Two Review and Corrections Requests is August 31, 2018 11:59 pm Pacific Time. To submit a proper request, SNFs must submit only the following information to the SNFVBPinquiries@cms.hhs.gov mailbox:

  • The SNF’s CMS Certification Number (CCN)
  • The SNF’s Name
  • The correction requested and the reason for requesting the correction. SNFs must also submit evidence, if available, supporting the request.

CMS advises SNFs not to send protected health information or patient-level data with direct identifiers since the SNF VBP mailbox is not secured to receive this information.

Click this link to access the Annual Performance Score Report. For questions about accessing CASPER, please contact the QIES Technical Support Office (QTSO) Help Desk: help@qtso.com.

For more information about the SNF VBP Program, please review the Frequently Asked Questions document at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Value-Based-Programs/Other-VBPs/SNF-VBP.html and refer to the FY 2019 SNF PPS final rule.

If you have additional questions, please email them to SNFVBPinquiries@cms.hhs.gov.

NYSHFA CONTACT:

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