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WHAT'S NEW - MDS
NOTICE: Two important SNF QRP deadlines are approaching -
August 13th - SNF QRP Reconsideration deadline: On July 14, 2017, SNFs that were out of compliance with the SNF QRP reporting requirements received a Letter of Noncompliance from CMS. You may request a reconsideration if you do not agree with CMS's findings. All reconsideration requests must be submitted, via email, no later than August 13, 2017.
August 15th - SNF QRP deadline: The MDS assessments for 1st quarter, January through March, are due no later than midnight on August 15, 2017, to ensure compliance with the SNF QRP requirements. Review your Final Validation Reports, Missing Assessment Reports, and all PPS MDS assessments submitted in this time frame to ensure assessments are completed accurately and have been received in the QIES ASAP system.
For questions related to either SNF QRP reconsiderations or submission requirements, call the QIES Help Desk at (405) 271-5278.
Nursing Home Scorecard:
Click here for an overview of Oklahoma nursing home performance with comparative data from region and nation for select long-stay quality measures for the period ending March 31, 2017. Note: Statistical significance was determined based on the 95% confidence interval. Email QIEShelpdesk@health.ok.gov for more information.
Security Update: Disabling and Deleting Accounts:
To better secure applications, QIES security requires each user to successfully login every 60 days, effective June 26, 2017. If this does not occur, the account will be disabled and can only be re-enabled by contacting the QTSO Help Desk at (800)339-9313.
Accounts that have no activity for more than 365 days will be deleted. Once your account is deleted, you will not be able to use or re-enable the account. If your account is deleted, you will need to request access through CMS as you did originally; you will be assigned a new User ID and password when the access is granted.
QIES users will continue to use QUMA to update passwords as required every 60 days, and use security questions to unlock accounts if the password is forgotten or the account is locked due to the password being entered incorrectly three times.
Please forward this information to all staff who access CASPER Reports or submit MDS or OASIS assessments.
If you have any questions concerning this information, please contact us at (405) 271-5278 or QTSO Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 339-9313.
ADDITIONAL CURRENT INFORMATION:
CMS Re-Released Appendix PP due to technical updates: Effective February 10, 2017, the revised Appendix PP of the State Operations Manual has been posted. Click on this link to download and save (Re-Released version of Appendix PP on March 8, 2017): https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/2017Downloads/R168SOMA.pdf
What’s New: PBJ Provider User’s Guide (Updated 03/2017) Click here to visit website for download: https://www.qtso.com/pbjtrain.html
For questions related to software or technical requirements, please email NursingHomePBJTechIssues@cms.hhs.gov.
For questions related to PBJ policies, please email NHstaffing@cms.hhs.gov.
Diane Henry, State RAI Coordinator ♦ Bob Bischoff, State Automation Coordinator ♦ Wanda Roberts, RN Consultant ♦ Stephanie Sandlin, RN Consultant
Click one of the following links for more information:
Nursing Facilities have two options available for obtaining software specific to the transmission of MDS assessment data:
JRAVEN / RAVEN Software for Long Term Care Providers:
Dialer Software (Juniper Client/Verizon):
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