Oct 02, 2023
Notice of Upcoming LTCH QRP Measure Removals
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is alerting Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) providers of upcoming measure removals from the LTCH Quality Reporting Program (QRP). The following quality measures are planned for removal from the iQIES Review and Correct Reports, Facility-Level Quality Measure (QM) Reports, and Patient-Level QM Reports in January 2024:
- Percent of Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Patients with an Admission and Discharge Functional Assessment and a Care Plan That Addresses Function
- Application of Percent of Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Patients with an Admission and Discharge Functional Assessment and a Care Plan That Addresses Function
Once removed from reports, users will no longer have access to any data or measure results for these measures.
These measures will last appear in the March 2024 Provider Preview Reports for the June 2024 Refresh of LTCH QRP data. Starting with the September 2024 Release, these measures will be removed from Care Compare and Provider Data Catalog. Once removed, the historic publicly reported measure data will continue to be available in the Long-Term Care Hospitals Data Archive files on the Provider Data Catalog.
Please direct any questions on these measure removals or questions related to quality measures on the LTCH QRP Reports to the LTCH QRP help desk at LTCHQualityQuestions@cms.hhs.gov.