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Addressing Quality Measures: QRP Changes and Audits.

Welcome to the webinar: Addressing Quality Measures: QRP Changes and Audits, presented on Oct 24th; 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (eastern time).

This live webinar will be provided in partnership with LeadingAge NJ & DE. Skilled nursing facilities are about to experience – as of Oct. 1 -- the most substantive changes to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) since its original inception in 1988. MDS is the underpinning of care planning, Medicare payment and quality measurement. So, it’s critical that SNFs are well-prepared for the impact of these changes.

The Quality Reporting Program is likely to affect Medicare payments in new and different ways moving into the future. We will also review the outcome of CMS’ focused audits on the use of antipsychotic medications in SNFs.

Objectives for this presentation include:

  • Summarize the quality measures and quality reporting program (QRP) changes as they relate to the delivery of care and reimbursement.
  • Describe the CMS initiative for schizophrenia MDS audits, the rationale for the audits and the consequences of failing the audits.
  • List the steps to prepare for a schizophrenia audit, immediate action for proceeding or signing the attestation to forego the audit if you are chosen, and time frames.


  • Annette Sanders, MSN, RN, CLNC, ICP, QCP, RAC-CT - Senior Consultant, LW Consulting
  • Kay Hashagan, PT, MBA, RAC-CT- Senior Consultant, LW Consulting

Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board Statement

This continuing education program is sponsored/conducted by the Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey (HRETNJ) and is in compliance with N.J.A.C. 8:34-7.3 to provide licensed nursing home administrator (LNHA) and certified assisted living administrator (CALA) education credits accepted by the Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board.

This education activity may only be used for continuing education credit and not to meet academic college credits.This education activity has been approved for a total of 1.5 LNHA/CALA continuing education credits.

New Jersey State Nurses Association Accreditation Statement
HRET is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Provider Number P-131-3/2023.
This education activity awards a maximum of 1.5 nursing contact hours.

After completion of this activity, please complete only ONE evaluation below that corresponds to the type of continuing education credit that you wish to receive.