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CMS Seeks Input on Skilled-Nursing Facility Quality Measure Development

For skilled-nursing facility leaders, compliance staff, quality management staff

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted for public review draft specifications for the Skilled-Nursing Facility (SNF) Healthcare-Associated Infections Requiring Hospitalizations measure for the SNF Quality Reporting Program. 

CMS intends to present the measure for pre-rulemaking review at the next meeting of the post-acute care/long-term care workgroup of the Measure Applications Partnership, and then will provide confidential dry run reports to all skilled-nursing facilities based on the draft measure specifications. CMS seeks feedback on the draft measure specifications, and notes that comments may be submitted to