Amidst the COVID dominance in our lives, July 13, 2020, non-compliance notifications were placed into SNF’s CASPER folders in QIES based on 2019’s QRP submissions. In addition, MAC’s are distributing non-compliance notifications. Either one of the above serves as official notice of non-compliance which would place your Annual Payment Update at risk for lost reimbursement. 2019’s QRP submission will impact 2021’s Annual Payment Update.
Facilities may submit requests for reconsideration to CMS via email no later than 11:59pm on August 18th, 2020. Instructions on how to submit requests following review are included in the notice of non-compliance and may be found in the link below:
SNF Quality Reporting Reconsideration and Exception & Extension: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Skilled-Nursing-Facility-Quality-Reporting-Program/SNF-QR-Reconsideration-and-Exception-and-Extension
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Researching now for MDS completeness and accuracy utilizing the review /correct report then submitting requests for reconsideration by the deadline may result in lessening financial penalty or saving your Annual Payment Update entirely.
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