Steven Littlehale MS, RN Chief Innovation Officer, Zimmet Healthcare Services Group was appointed to the Technical Expert Panel (TEP) for the Scoring Methodology for the Expansion of the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Program
As a member of this TEP, Littlehale contributed direction and thoughtful input on the scoring methodology for the expansion of the SNF VBP Program. This work is in response to Section 111 of the Consolidated appropriations Act, 2021, which allowed the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to apply up to nine additional measures to the SNF VBP Program for payment for services furnished on or after October 1, 2023 (fiscal year [FY] 2024). The purpose of this TEP is to solicit stakeholder input on updates to the SNF VBP Program scoring methodology to allow for applying additional measures to the current single measure Program. Updates can be found here.