The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a 2-day training event on July 31 and August 1, 2018, in Baltimore, MD. The training will start at 8:30 a.m. EDT and end at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 31. On Wednesday, August 1, training will start at 8:30 a.m. EDT and end at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
This Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Provider Training is open to all SNF providers, associations, and organizations.
The primary focus of this 'Train-the-Trainer’ event will be to provide those responsible for training staff at SNFs with information about SNF QRP changes and updates to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Version 1.16.0, effective October 1, 2018. Topics will include information on new and changed items, including changes associated with Section M (Pressure Ulcer/Injury), Section O (including updates to guidance on Chemotheraphy and Ventilator Guidance), Section GG (Functional Mobility), and the introduction of Section N (the Drug Regimen Review Measure). Presenters will also discuss resources available on cms.gov, and support available through the SNF Help Desks. Click here to access the full agenda.
Registration for the in-person training is limited to 250 people on a first-come, first-served basis.
For those not able to attend in person, the session will be available via Webcast. A URL to access the webcast will be published to the SNF QRP Training Webpage on the CMS Website closer to the training event.
Whether you plan to participate in person or via the Webcast, please register for this training event.
If attending in person, please enter your name as you would like it to appear on your name tag and completion certificate.
** Requests for reasonable accommodations must be received at least 5 business days prior to the beginning of the event (no later than Tuesday, July 24, 2018) and can be emailed to Hallie Whitman at PACTraining@EconometricaInc.com with a copy to Jennifer.Robinson@cms.hhs.gov **
If you have questions or need additional information about the logistics of the training session, please email the PAC Training mailbox at PACTraining@econometricainc.com.