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CMS Distributes FY 2023 SNF VBP Program August 2022 Performance Score Reports

Although the scores are suppressed for Medicare payment adjustment purposes, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the August 2022 Performance Score Reports (PSRs) for the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Program. They are now available to download via the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES)/Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) reporting system.

The August 2022 PSRs provide SNFs their performance information for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 SNF VBP Program year that applies to SNF Medicare fee-for-service Part A claims in FY 2023 (Oct. 1, 2022 through Sept. 30, 2023). However, as finalized in the FY 2023 SNF Prospective Payment System (PPS) Final Rule, CMS suppressed the use of SNF readmission measure data for purposes of FY 2023 scoring and payment adjustments in the FY 2023 Program year because the continuing effects of the COVID-19 public health emergency inhibited CMS’s ability to make fair national comparisons of SNFs’ performance.

Because the measures are still being made publicly available, SNFs may submit correction requests to their performance score up to 30 days following this report being made available. SNFs must submit correction requests to SNFVBP@rti.org with the subject line ‘SNF VBP Review and Correction Inquiry’ along with their CMS Certification Number and name, correction request, and reason for requesting the correction.

For more information regarding the PSR, please see the SNF VBP Program PSR User Guide for FY 2023 on the CMS website here.

If you have questions about accessing your SNF’s report, which can only be accessed via CASPER, please contact the QIES Technical Support Office Help Desk at iqies@cms.hhs.gov.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the SNF VBP Program Help Desk at SNFVBP@rti.org.

Contact: Darius Kirstein, dkirstein@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8841 or Susan Chenail, schenail@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8846