CMS to Publish Corrected FY2020 SNF VBP Reports and Host Aug. 27 Call

Regulation | August 22, 2019 | by Nicole Fallon

CMS notified Skilled Nursing Facilities on August 22 that there was a calculation error in the FY2016 baseline period performance data which excluded certain SNF stays erroneously.

CMS will be issuing corrected FY2020 Performance Score Reports no later than August 31. SNFs’ performance scores and value-based incentive payment (VBIP) modifiers may differ from the initial report impacting a SNF's Medicare payments beginning October 1, 2019. SNFs do not need to take any additional action once the corrected reports are available in a SNF’s CASPER folder.  CMS anticipates that rate adjustments using the corrected VBIP modifier will still take effect as previously scheduled on October 1, 2019.

On a related note, CMS is hosting a call August 27 on Understanding Your SNF VBP Program Performance Score Report from 1:30 – 3p ET. Registration details are below.

  • Details for registering or Medicare Learning Network event call.
  • During this call, learn about your Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program Performance Score Report. CMS experts will present a high-level summary of the program and highlight the payment year 1 results (FY 2019 program year).
  • A question and answer session follows the presentation; however, attendees may email questions in advance. These questions may be addressed during the call or used for other materials following the call. For more information, visit the SNF VBP website.
  • Target Audience: SNFs, clinicians, industry associations, and health care researchers.