CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum – August 4th

CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum – August 4th

CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum – August 4th

Start Time:  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT

Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time.

This call will be Conference Call Only.  To participate by phone:

Dial: 1-888-455-1397 & Conference Passcode: 5109694

**This Agenda is Subject to Change**

  1. Opening Remarks

Chair – Todd Smith (Center for Medicare)

Moderator – Jill Darling (Office of Communications)

  1. Announcements & Updates
  • FY 2023 SNF PPS Final Rule

o    FY 2023 Updates to the SNF Payment Rates

o    Recalibration of the PDPM Parity Adjustment

o    Changes in PDPM ICD-10 Code Mappings

o    Permanent Cap on Wage Index Decreases

  • SNF Quality Reporting Program
  • SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program
  • Request for Information: Revising the Requirements for LTC Facilities to Establish Mandatory Minimum Staffing Levels
  • Updates to the Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities Requirements

o    Physical Environment Requirements

o    Qualification Requirements for the Director of Food and Nutrition Services in Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities

  • MDS transition to iQIES

o    Creating a HARP Account Training Video

o    iQIES Onboarding Full Guide

o    iQIES Role Matrix Guide

  • SNF Quality Reporting Program Reconsideration and Public Reporting updates

o    Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Reconsideration and Exception & Extension webpage

o    Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Public Reporting webpage

o    Policy Questions should be sent to NHStaffing@cms.hhs.gov

o    Technical Issues/Questions should be sent to iqies@cms.hhs.gov

o    Five Star Technical User’s Guide   https://www.cms.gov/medicare/provider-enrollment-and-certification/certificationandcomplianc/downloads/usersguide.pdf

o    PBJ Website: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Staffing-Data-Submission-PBJ.html

III. Open Q&A

**DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

Next ODF: TBD

Mailbox: SNF_LTCODF-L@cms.hhs.gov

 

Questions?

Contact:

Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
c: 425-231-4804

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