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CMS Update: Skilled Nursing Facilities Preview Reports

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) Provider Preview reports have been updated and are now available! Until November 30th, providers will have the opportunity to review their performance based on data gathered from the second quarter of 2017 through the first quarter of 2018. The data will be released on the Nursing Home Compare site prior to the refresh in January 2019. While corrections to the essential data will not be permitted at this time, providers are welcome to request a CMS review during the preview period if they believe their data scores are displayed inaccurately.

Before the data is released on Nursing Home Compare, SNF’s are encouraged to review their quality measure results during a 30-day preview period using a SNF Provider Preview Report, which will be issued quarterly by CMS. With these reports, SNFs will have the opportunity to review their quality measure results on each quality measure before they are publically displayed on the site. Reports can be accessible through the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) application, which can be found on a SNF’s “Welcome to the CMS QIES Systems for Providers” page. Instructions on how to access the reports can be found in the Download section here.

SNF’s will have 30 days to preview their quality measure results beginning on the date the reports are available. Those reviewing their preview reports will not be able to correct any of the underlying data, as all data submission/correction deadlines for the targeted period will have passed. Should a SNF believe the data contained within their provider preview report to be inaccurate, they may request CMS review. These requests must be made during the 30-day preview period.

For more information, be sure to check out the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ website and follow our blog for more updates!

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