CHA News Article

CMS Announces Release of SNF Quality Measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new Skilled-Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program data on Nursing Home Compare. The following five items are now being displayed on the public website:  

Assessment-based measures:

  • Percent of Residents or Patients with Pressure Ulcers that are New or Worsened (Short Stay) (National Quality Forum #0678)
  • Application of Percent of Long-Term Care Hospital Patients With an Admission and Discharge Functional Assessment and a Care Plan That Addresses Function (NQF #2631)
  • Application of Percent of Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury (NQF #0674)

Claims-based measures:

  • Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary
  • Discharge to Community

CMS has decided not to publish a sixth quality measure — Potentially Preventable 30-Day Post-Discharge Readmissions — at this time, and will instead further test the measure.