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2020 QIIP topic selection deadline extended to July 15, 2020!

Todd Bergstrom
By Todd Bergstrom  |  July 2, 2020  |  All members



Due to the technical problems with the nursing facility provider portal, the Minnesota Department of Human Services has extended the deadline for submission of the Selected Quality Improvement Topic under the Nursing Facility Quality Improvement Incentive Payment (QIIP) Program to 11:59 PM on July 15, 2020.

Nursing facilities are still able to access the goal selection and submission box for QIIP. However, nursing facilities are unable to download the QIIP goal sheet at this time from the provider portal. 

Providers who have not selected and submitted a goal for QIIP may request the QIIP data from DHS. Please submit your request to one of the following DHS staff:

DHS encourages facilities to choose a topic on which they are performing relatively poorly and where a relatively large number of their residents are affected. Facilities do not need to report their interventions to DHS. After one year, DHS calculates each facility’s QIIP payment of up to $3.50 per resident day based on their improvement compared to a baseline period. This cycle is repeated annually.

QIIP payments continue for one year beginning January 1, 2022. DHS will not withhold funds if facilities do not improve on their chosen measure. Annual funding for QIIP is equal to 0.8% of the statewide average operating rate.

Nursing facilities will need a username or password to access the reports. If you are an Administrator and do not have access to the provider portal please contact Bev Milotzky for the facility’s username and password.
 
Please contact Todd Bergstrom at the Association office if you have any questions. 




Todd Bergstrom  |  Director of Research & Data Analysis  |   tbergstrom@careproviders.org  |  952-851-2486



 



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