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Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality and Accountability Program

The State has developed a new Quality and Accountability Program for Skilled Nursing Facilities.  The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is partnering with California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to implement this new program.  CDPH’s Center for Health Care Quality is assessing and scoring facility quality of care so that DHCS can use these scores to issue incentive payments. 

UPDATE:

Please note that facility scores and payment calculations, links provided below, are based on proposed methodologies that are pending DHCS State Plan Amendment approval. Bed day payment amounts reflected below are for illustrative purposes only and are tentative, pending final staffing audit determinations and A/AA citation determinations. Final amounts for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2013 will be developed in early 2014. 

 

Staffing Update

PP1 - PP4 Totals as of 07/31/15 for websitePDFOpens in new window

Quarterly Benchmarks

CDPH SNF QAP Quarterly Benchmarks - Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 of 2014-15 Performance PeriodPDFOpens in new window

CDPH SNF QAP Quarterly Benchmarks - Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 of 2015-16 Performance PeriodPDFOpens in new window

 

New Measure Development

The Quality and Accountability Program is moving forward in establishing new measure selection criteria and evaluating potential new quality measures.  The below documents are part of that effort.

Please review the below quality measure information and provide input to QASP@cdph.ca.gov.

Staff Retention Quality Measure

Staff Retention Measure MethodologyPDFOpens in new window

Staff Retention Measure RatesPDFOpens in new window

30 Day All Cause Re-Admission Measure

30-Day Skilled Nursing Facility Rehospitalization Measure MethodologyPDFOpens in new window

30-Day Risk Adjusted Re-Admission RatePDFOpens in new window

Resident Referral for Community Placement Measure

Referral to Local Contact Agency Measure MethodologyPDFOpens in new window

Referral to Local Contact Agency Measure ResultsPDFOpens in new window

 

Beyond Section Q: Prioritizing Nursing Home Residents for Transition to the CommunityPDFOpens in new window

Links

Quality and Accountability Archive

Skilled Nursing Facility Quality and Accountability Program page at CA Department of Health Care Services

Quality Assurance and Supplemental Payment (QASP) Program - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)PDFOpens in new window

 

 
 
Last modified on: 10/21/2016 8:07 AM