December 1, 2022  – The December 2022 Quarterly Confidential Feedback Reports for the fiscal year (FY) 2024 Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Program are now available to download via the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES)/Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) reporting system.

These reports contain facility and stay-level data and results for the SNF 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM) for FY 2019, the FY 2024 SNF VBP Program baseline period.

SNFs may submit corrections to their FY 2019 readmission measure rate up to 30 days following this report being made available, until December 31, 2022. Corrections are limited to errors made by CMS or its contractors when calculating a SNF’s readmission measure rate. SNFs must submit correction requests to SNFVBP@rti.org with the subject line “SNF VBP Review and Correction Inquiry” along with your SNF’s CMS Certification Number (CCN), SNF’s name, correction request, and reason for requesting the correction.

The December 2022 reports contain stay-level data protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Any disclosure of protected health information (PHI) or personal identifiable information (PII) should only be in accordance with, and to the extent permitted by, the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and applicable law. When referring to the contents of the report, use the Line Number (located in the leftmost column of the ‘2 – Eligible Stays’ tab) of the stay in question.

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

For more information about the SNF VBP Program, visit: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Value-Based-Programs/SNF-VBP/SNF-VBP-Page

For additional questions, contact the SNF VBP Program Help Desk at SNFVBP@rti.org