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CMS Proposed Rule To Include New SNF Measures, Modification to Public Reporting for SNF QRP Quality Measures

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On April 8, 2021 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1746-P) that provides updates to and proposals for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP). 

This rule includes two new measure proposals:

  1. Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Requiring Hospitalization Measure
  2. COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel (HCP) Measure,

The proposed rule also contains an update to the specifications for the Transfer of Health (TOH) Information to the Patient-Post-Acute Care Quality Measure.

In addition, CMS is proposing a modification to public reporting for the SNF QRP quality measures in order to accommodate the exception of 2020 Q1 and Q2 data.

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