SNF QRP Part 4 – Function Quality Measure
This measure, selected by CMS as part of the SNF QRP, will measure the percentage of residents with an admission assessment (i.e. 5-day PPS assessment), and a discharge functional assessment, and a treatment goal that addresses function. This measure is considered a process measure that looks at facility processes rather than a resident functional outcome measure.
The majority of residents who receive post-acute services in a SNF, LTCH, and IRF have functional limitations, and many of these residents are at risk for further decline in function due to limited mobility and ambulation. The clinical practice guidelines Assessment of Physician Function recommends that clinicians should document functional status at baseline, and over time to validate capacity decline or progress. This QM will assess whether post-acute providers have systems and assessment processes in place to comply with this recommendation.