SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Data Submission Deadlines Approach

SNFs must report data to meet the SNF QRP requirements. SNFs must submit data no later than 11:59 p.m. the day of the submission deadline. The Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 must be transmitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) through the Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) system to the Quality Improvement Evaluation System (QIES). No additional reporting is required for the claims-based measures.

The data collection and submission deadlines for each Annual Payment Update (APU) determination year are summarized in the tables available
here. CMS strongly encourages all facilities to submit data several days prior to the deadline to allow time to address any submission issues and to provide opportunity to review submissions to ensure data are complete.

  • FAQs addressing general questions about the Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program (SNF QRP), including information about the quality measures, data submission deadlines, training materials, and other helpful resources.
  • For questions about the SNF QRP, data reporting, quality measure calculation, data submission deadlines, or any other questions related to the SNF QRP email
  • For questions about Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 coding, please contact your State Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Coordinator. Contact information for State RAI Coordinators can be found in Appendix B of the Long-Term Care Facility RAI 3.0 User's Manual on CMS's MDS 3.0 RAI Manual webpage under the Downloads section (file name: Appendix B 11262020 (PDF)).
  • SNFs are able to run reports that provide information associated with their data submissions, including but not limited to validation reports and assessment reports. For questions about MDS 3.0 data submissions or status of data submissions via Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER) reports, call 1-800-339-9313 or email
    • Detailed guidance on how to run and interpret MDS 3.0 provider reports including a section on the SNF QRP can be found on the QTSO website.
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