QUALITY MEASURES DEPEND ON STRONG THERAPY COLLABORATION

Starting in October 2020, the following Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (QRP) measures have become publicly reported on Care Compare:


  • Percentage of residents with pressure ulcers/pressure injuries that are new or worsened

  • Percentage of residents whose medications were reviewed and who received follow-up care when medication issues were identified

  • Percentage of residents who are at or above an expected ability to care for themselves at discharge

  • Percentage of residents who are at or above an expected ability to move around at discharge

  • Change in residents ability to care for themselves

  • Change in residents ability to move around


Of significance, the last four measures listed directly relate to GG Functional Ability scoring that is documented at the beginning of a Medicare A stay and then again at the end of a Medicare A stay. These numbers can be directly correlated to how therapy and the facility work together to improve a resident’s function as it relates to self-care and mobility during a skilled Medicare A stay. Accurately determining the GG scores and recording them correctly on the MDS can influence performance on these measures.

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