Quality Reporting Resumes for Post-Acute Care Providers
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reminds skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), home health agencies, hospices, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long term care hospitals that exceptions and extensions for Quality Reporting Program (QRP) requirements apply only to Quarter 4 of 2019 (Oct. 1st to Dec. 31, 2019) and Quarters 1 and 2 of 2020 (Jan. 1st to June 30, 2020). Providers are expected to report data and meet the QRP requirements beginning with Quarter 3, 2020, which starts July 1, 2020.
As stated in a March 27, 2020 Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Connects Newsletter, “In some instances, these exceptions and extensions are granted because the data collected may be greatly impacted by the response to COVID-19 and therefore should not be considered in the quality reporting program. CMS is closely monitoring the situation for potential adjustments and will update exception lists, exempted reporting periods, and submission deadlines accordingly as events occur.”
CMS will analyze the data for each program recognizing that the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) remains in effect and could impact the quality data submitted. CMS will closely monitor the situation for public reporting of the data and provide any updates. Please contact LeadingAge NY with any questions or concerns you may have.