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.
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.
PP1 - PP4 Totals as of 07/31/15 for website
CDPH SNF QAP Quarterly Benchmarks - Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 of 2014-15 Performance Period
CDPH SNF QAP Quarterly Benchmarks - Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 of 2015-16 Performance Period
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 Methodology
Staff Retention Measure Rates
30 Day All Cause Re-Admission Measure
30-Day Skilled Nursing Facility Rehospitalization Measure Methodology
30-Day Risk Adjusted Re-Admission Rate
Resident Referral for Community Placement Measure
Referral to Local Contact Agency Measure Methodology
Referral to Local Contact Agency Measure Results
Beyond Section Q: Prioritizing Nursing Home Residents for Transition to the Community
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)