December 2020 quarterly refresh of LTCH QRP

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The December 2020 quarterly refresh of LTCH QRP is now available on LTCH Compare as well as the Long-term care hospitals web pages within Care Compare (CCXP) and Provider Data Catalog (PDC).

The data for assessment-based measures are based on quality assessment data submitted by LTCHs to CMS from Quarter 1 2019 through Quarter 4 2019 (01/01/2019 –12/31/2019), with the exception of Functional Outcome Measure: Change in Mobility Among Long-Term Care Hospital Patients Requiring Ventilator Support (NQF #2632), which uses a two-year performance period and includes quality assessment data from Quarter 1 2018 through Quarter 4 2019 (01/01/2018 –12/31/2019).

This refresh also reflects data from the annual update of the claims-based measures data from Quarter 4 2017 through Quarter 3 2019 (10/01/2017 – 9/30/2019). Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) infections measures reflect data from Quarter 4 2018 through Quarter 3 2019 (10/01/2018-9/30/2019) and Quarter 4 2017 through Quarter 1 2018 (10/01/2017 – 3/31/2018) for the influenza measure.

Starting in December 2020, three additional LTCH QRP measures will be publicly reported on LTCH Compare, CCXP and PDC:

  • Changes in Skin Integrity Post-Acute Care: Pressure Ulcer/Injury,
  • Functional Outcome Measure: Change in Mobility Among Long-Term Care Hospital Patients Requiring Ventilator Support (NQF #2632)
  • Drug Regimen Review Conducted with Follow-Up for Identified Issues – – Post-Acute Care (PAC) Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP)

CMS will no longer publicly display the measure Percent of Residents or Patients with Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened (NQF #0678) as finalized in the FY 2018 LTCH PPS/IPPS Final Rule.

Please visit LTCH Compare, as well as the Long-term care hospitals web pages within the Care Compare (CCXP) and Provider Data Catalog (PDC) websites, to view the updated quality data.

Note: The December 2020 refresh of the LTCH QRP data on Nursing Home Compare/Care Compare Sites is the last scheduled refresh of this data until the December 2021 refresh. For additional information, please review the available LTCH QRP Public Reporting Tip Sheet.

Important! LTCH Compare will be going away soon, but you’ll still be able to find the same information about Long-Term Care Hospitals and other health care providers on Care Compare on Medicare.gov. The Provider Data Catalog on CMS.gov also makes it easier for you to search & download our publicly reported data. Start using these tools today.

For questions about LTCH QRP Public Reporting, please email LTCHPRQuestions@cms.hhs.gov.

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