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Policy Snapshot

March 29, 2024

On March 28, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1802-P) that provides updates to the fiscal year (FY) 2025 Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP). In this proposed rule, CMS is proposing to require SNFs to collect and submit through the Minimum Data Set (MDS) four new assessment items in the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) category: one item for Living Situation, two items for Food, and one item for Utilities. CMS is also proposing to modify the current Transportation item. Additionally, CMS is proposing to adopt a similar validation process for the SNF QRP that was adopted for the SNF VBP. Finally, CMS is seeking feedback with a Request for Information (RFI) on quality measure concepts under consideration for future SNF QRP years.

The proposed rule went on display at the Federal Register and will be available here.