Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Special Open Door Forum:
Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP)
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Conference Call Only
The purpose of this SODF is to provide data collection and submission information to LTCH providers for the quality measures NHSN Facility-wide Inpatient Hospital-onset Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteremia Outcome Measure (NQF #1716), and NHSN Facility-wide Inpatient Hospital-onset Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) Outcome Measure (NQF #1717), which LTCH providers are required to report to CMS beginning January 1, 2015.
These measures were finalized as requirements for the LTCH QRP in the FY 2014 IPPS/LTCH PPS Final Rule, published in the Federal Register on August 19, 2013 (Vol. 78, No. 160), which is available at the following link: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/
FR-2013-08-19/pdf/2013-18956. pdf. The most recent updates to the LTCHQR Program were published in the Federal Register on August 22, 2014 (Vol. 79, No. 163), which is available at the following link: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ FR-2014-08-22/pdf/2014-18545. pdf. We will cover the data collection and reporting requirements, time frames, and submission deadlines for the MRSA and CDI measures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be presenting on the measures, as well as giving a general overview of LabID Event Reporting. Following the presentation by the CDC, we will allow 30 minutes for questions and answers.
CMS and the CDC strongly encourage LTCH Providers to take the MRSA Bacteremia and CDI LabID Event Reporting training prior to participating in this SODF. This training is available on the CDC’s NHSN website at http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/LTACH/
Please continue to check the CMS LTCH QRP Training website, as we will post Special Open Door Forum participation instructions one week prior to the call. Additionally, the Power Point presentation that will be used for this SODF will be posted prior to the SODF on the LTCH Quality Reporting Program Training webpage available at http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/
Quality-Initiatives-Patient- Assessment-Instruments/LTCH- Quality-Reporting/LTCH- Quality-Reporting-Training. html.
We look forward to your participation.
Special Open Door Participation Instructions:
Participant Dial-In Number: 1-800-837-1935
Conference ID #: 24797181
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