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Appendix PP - Guidance to Surveyors for Long-Term Care Facilities
This document provides the long-term care facilities’ regulations and the detailed guidance to meet the regulatory requirements.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 08/02/2022    Date Last Modified: Oct 13 2023 2:51PM  
Appendix Q-Core Guidelines for Determining Immediate Jeopardy
This Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services developed this document to provide guidance regarding the key components of immediate jeopardy, which can be applied to all certified Medicare and Medicaid entities.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/10/2020    Date Last Modified: Oct 13 2023 2:52PM  
Care Compare
Care Compare has detailed information about Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing homes. This is a government site.
Web link    Date Added: 01/05/2015    Date Last Modified: Apr 21 2022 7:37AM  
Chapter 7 - Survey and Enforcement Process for Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Facilities
Beginning with surveys occurring on Nov. 28, 2017, Appendix P will no longer be accessible. The Long Term Care Survey Process Procedure Guide will replace Appendix P as the procedural and technical guide for conducting long-term care standard surveys. Chapter 7 of the State Operations Manual (SOM) will be revised to include survey policy.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 01/22/2018    Date Last Modified: Jan 22 2018 12:00AM  
CMS Overview of Current SNF QRP Quality Measures
This video from the August 2019 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Provider Training held on August 13 and 14, 2019, provides a overview of the current SNF quality measures. Additional topics include quality measures being updated or added to the SNF QRP for FY 2020, data submission deadlines, reporting timelines for FY 2020, and key components of each quality measure.
Video    Date Added: 01/24/2020    Date Last Modified: Jan 24 2020 5:27PM  
CMS SNF 2023 Guidance Training Program
These 18 videos will help staff at skilled nursing facilities understand design, resources, guidance, implementation and changes to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 RAI Version 1.18.11.
Web link    Date Added: 03/10/2020    Date Last Modified: Oct 13 2023 2:54PM  
Focused Dementia Care Survey: Facility Questions Worksheet 2018
Recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, this tool includes facility-level questions to aid facilities in assessing their own practices for providing resident care.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 01/19/2018    Date Last Modified: Jan 19 2018 12:00AM  
iQIES Training Website
This YouTube channel has multiple brief trainings on how to log in and utilize the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES). iQIES is CMS’s new tracking, analysis and data repository system. Facilities can access their quality measure reports as well as other CMS communications and documents.
Web link    Date Added: 05/06/2024    Date Last Modified: May 6 2024 1:33PM  
Long Term Care Survey Process (LTCSP) Procedure Guide
The LTCSP Procedure Guide provides instruction to the surveyors on the survey procedural and software steps.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 01/22/2018    Date Last Modified: Jan 22 2018 12:00AM  
Long-Term Care Survey Pathways
The Long-Term Care (LTC) Survey Pathways assist the surveyors and nursing home and skilled nursing facility staff to review various survey tags for thorough implementation of the survey requirements. Check this Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' website frequently as new survey pathways may be added.
Web link    Date Added: 07/09/2021    Date Last Modified: Jul 9 2021 10:55AM  
MDS 3.0 Technical Information
This Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services webpage contains technical and information updates for the Minimum Data Set (MDS).
Web link    Date Added: 02/12/2018    Date Last Modified: Feb 12 2018 12:00AM  
Medicare coverage is now available for Alzheimer’s drug Kisunla
On July 2, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that Medicare coverage is now available for Kisunla (donanemab-azbt) following the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) move to grant traditional approval to the drug that treats people with Alzheimer’s disease. Kisunla joins Leqembi (the brand name for lecanemab-irmb) as the second monoclonal amyloid beta antibody treatment granted traditional FDA approval for Alzheimer’s disease.
Web link    Date Added: 07/11/2024    Date Last Modified: Jul 11 2024 12:58PM  
Nursing Home Compare Quality Measure Technical Specifications (Claims-Based Measures)
Download this manual for more information about quality measures related to short-stay and long-stay residents.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 11/08/2016    Date Last Modified: Jan 9 2023 10:50AM  
PEPPER Reports and Resources is the official site for information, training and support related to the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER). PEPPER provides provider-specific Medicare data statistics for discharges and services vulnerable to improper payments. PEPPER can support a facility’s compliance efforts by identifying where it is an outlier for these risk areas. This data can help identify both potential over payments as well as potential underpayments.
Web link    Date Added: 03/10/2020    Date Last Modified: Mar 10 2020 1:57PM  
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Training
This CMS website provides presentations, resources, and training on the SNF QRP.
Web link    Date Added: 11/11/2021    Date Last Modified: Nov 11 2021 5:51PM  
SNF PPS Website
Visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services web page dedicated to the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS).
Web link    Date Added: 07/26/2018    Date Last Modified: Jun 8 2020 9:44AM  
Talking with Patients about COVID-19 Vaccination
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created an introduction to Motivational Interviewing for health care professionals.
Web link    Date Added: 09/19/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 16 2022 10:26AM  
The Quality, Safety, and Education Portal (QSEP)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services created this website to offer free on-demand training for health care providers and surveyors.
Web link    Date Added: 11/19/2021    Date Last Modified: Nov 19 2021 11:36AM