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Care Centers: Deadline to Determine QIPP Choice is July 1

If you are a Skilled Nursing Facility and have not selected an indicator for the 2019 Quality Improvement Incentive Payment (QIIP), time is running out! The deadline for submission of your selected quality improvement topic is 11:59 p.m. on July 1.  

QIIP gives all Medical Assistance-certified nursing facilities in the state the opportunity to receive financial rewards for improving their quality of care or resident quality of life.

How to Submit

Care centers select and report their choice each year electronically via the Nursing Facility Provider Portal. You will find the instructions and goal sheet on the portal. You will need a username or password to access the reports. If you are an Administrator and do not have access to the portal, contact Bev Milotzky at bev.milotzky@state.mn.us.

How to Select

Settings may select one Minnesota Nursing Home Report Card quality of care or quality of life measure to improve using their choice of intervention(s). DHS encourages providers to choose a topic on which they are performing relatively poorly and where a relatively large number of their residents are affected. Settings do not need to report their interventions to DHS.

When Payment is Applied

After one year, DHS calculates each setting’s QIIP payment of up to $3.50 per resident day based on their improvement compared to a baseline period. QIIP payments continue for one year beginning Jan.1, 2021. Annual funding for QIIP is equal to 0.8% of the statewide average operating rate.DHS will not withhold funds if settings do not improve on their chosen measure.

QIIP Questions?

Contact Kimberly Class, RN, BSN at Kimberly.class@state.mn.us or 651-431-2233.

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