Skilled nursing facility performance reports available for review

Annual performance score reports for the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program (SNF VBP), which begins Oct. 1, are now accessible via the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER) system. The confidential performance score reports contain the patient-level stays during the calendar year 2017 performance period that were used to calculate facility performance, as well as facility-level performance and ranking information that will be made publicly available on Nursing Home Compare.

The deadline to submit correction requests to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is Aug. 31. Read CMS’s memo dated Aug. 1.