Home Health Quality Reporting Training

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has many sources of information about HHA QRP for stakeholders including:

  • Training Materials
  • Training Q&As
  • Special Open Door Forum (SODF) Presentations

Delayed: Release of Updated Version of the Home Health Assessment Instrument (and Supporting Training)

CMS is delaying the release of the updated version of the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) needed to support the Transfer of Health (TOH) Information Quality Measures and new or revised Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements (SPADEs) in order to provide maximum flexibilities for providers of Home Health Agencies (HHAs) to respond to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE).

The release of the updated version of the OASIS will be delayed until January 1st of the year that is at least 1 full calendar year after the end of the COVID-19 PHE. For example, if the COVID-19 PHE ends on September 20, 2020, HHAs will be required to begin collecting data using the updated versions of the item sets beginning with patients discharged on January 1, 2022.

Following the PHE, CMS will announce training opportunities for providers via this webpage and announcements sent out via email distribution lists and posted on the Medicare Learning Network.

If you would like to be notified of future training events, please email the PAC Training mailbox.

Section GG Web-based Training Course

The training course provides guidance on how to properly code Section GG. This 45-minute course is intended for providers in the following care settings: Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), and Home Health Agencies (HHAs); and is designed to be used on demand anywhere you can access a browser. The course is divided into the following four lessons and includes interactive exercises that allow you to test your knowledge in real life scenarios:

  • Section GG Cross-Setting Training (45:00)
    • Lesson 1: Importance of Section GG for Post-Acute Care
    • Lesson 2: Section GG Assessment and Coding Principles
    • Lesson 3: Coding GG0130.Self-Care Items
    • Lesson 4: Coding GG0170.Mobility Items

Video Tutorials Available to Assist with Coding Specific Section GG Items

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released short video tutorials to assist providers with coding Section GG. These videos, ranging from 4 to 12 minutes, are designed to provide targeted guidance using simulated patient scenarios. To access the videos on YouTube, click on the links below:

If you have technical questions or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the HH Quality Reporting Program Help Desk.

Updates

August 13, 2021

NEW WEBINAR AVAILABLE – Home Health Quality Reporting Program – OASIS Interim Guidance Webinar (Advanced Webinar)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new webinar for home health providers highlighting some significant OASIS guidance refinements that are available in recent Quarterly Q&A releases.

Please note that this webinar is NOT intended to provide basic or comprehensive OASIS training. Listeners are expected to have foundational knowledge in OASIS data collection and guidelines. Handouts for this webinar can be found in the download section of this page.

OASIS Interim Guidance Update – Advanced Webinar - YouTube

February 12, 2021

NEW TRAINING EVENT – Section N: Medications – Drug Regimen Review Web-Based Training

Section N Web-Based Training is Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course that provides an overview of the assessment and coding of the Drug Regimen Review standardized patient assessment data elements (SPADEs) found in the Medications Section of the guidance manuals.

This 45-minute course is intended for providers in Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), and is designed to be used on demand anywhere you can access a browser.

Click here to access the training.

If you have technical questions or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the Home Health Quality Help Desk.

January 13, 2021

NEW TRAINING EVENT – From Data Elements to Quality Measures – Cross-Setting QRP Web-Based Training.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course that provides a high-level overview of how data elements within CMS patient/resident assessment instruments are used to construct quality measures (QMs) across post-acute care (PAC) settings. The PAC settings included are those covered under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Reporting Programs (QRPs) for Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). Information covered will include a short review of the QRPs’ cross-setting quality measures (QM), how data elements feed into these cross-setting QMs, how QMs are calculated and appear on QM reports and how to access and use this data for quality improvement.

Please click HERE to access the web-based training.

If you have technical questions or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the Home Health Quality Help Desk.

January 13, 2021

NEW TRAINING EVENT – Section M: Skin Conditions - Assessment and Coding of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Web-Based Training

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course that provides an overview of the assessment and coding of pressure ulcers/injuries. This 90-minute course is intended for providers in Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), and is designed to be used on demand anywhere you can access a browser. The course is divided into the following six sections and includes interactive exercises to test your knowledge related to the assessment and coding of pressure ulcers/injuries.

Please click HERE to access the web-based training.

If you have technical questions or feedback regarding the training, please email the PAC Training mailbox. Content-related questions should be submitted to the Home Health Quality Help Desk.

August 23, 2019

Post-Training Materials for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program: Achieving a Full APU/Market Basket Increase Webinar Are Now Available

Post-training materials (includes answers to knowledge checks) and the question and answer (Q+A) document containing responses to questions submitted by providers during the Home Health Quality Reporting Program: Achieving a Full Annual Payment Update (APU)/Market Basket Increase Webinar held on June 19, 2019 are now available in the Downloads section at the bottom of this web page.

Click here to access a video recording of the webinar.

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