Nursing Home Quality

LeadingAge and our members are dedicated to achieving excellence in quality of care and quality of life. We work closely with the Advancing Excellence in Nursing Homes Campaign and we even created our own program called Quality First.

  1. Key Deadlines Approaching for SNF Quality Reporting Program Impacting Rates

    Two key mid-August deadlines are rapidly approaching for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) related to required submissions for the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP):  August 13: Date by which a SNF must submit a request for reconsideration to CMS if they were determined to be non-compliant with ...

  2. LeadingAge Concerned About 5-Star Freeze

    The Nursing Home 5-Star Quality Rating System calculates a rating based on each facility’s survey performance as compared to others’ in the same state. CMS has stated they will hold constant due to the differing standards being phased in over the year. However, CMS plans to highlight and flag areas of quality concern ...

  3. Hospital Proposed Rule Impacts Hospice,  Home Health and SNFs

    On April 14, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed regulation, Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2018 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements ...

  4. Medicaid Incentives Spread Person-Centered Care to Unlikely Adopters

    Findings from a LeadingAge study suggest that a Medicaid pay-for-performance program in Kansas has succeeded in changing the profile of nursing homes adopting person-centered care.

  5. CMS Delays SNF QRP Reporting Deadline to June 1, 2017

    On the afternoon of May 12, CMS announced it would give Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) providers additional time – until June 1 -- to meet the reporting deadline under the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP). Originally, SNFs were to have completed the reporting and any corrections to the MDS reporting data by Monday, May ...