ODP Announcement 20-094 provides an update regarding the Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) interim review process for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020–2021 as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ODP received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) through an Appendix K amendment to conduct a QA&I “interim” review for FY 20–21 and to delay the implementation of Cycle 2, Year 1 activities until FY 21–22. The approved changes for the interim review period include:
- The QA&I activities will begin on September 1, 2020 and end on March 31, 2021
- The timeframe under review will be July 1, 2019 through February 29, 2020 (unless otherwise specified)
The announcement also provides specifics regarding the sampling, tools, individual interviews, self-assessments, desk & onsite reviews, entrance and exit conferences, spreadsheet, corrective action plan, and the comprehensive report.
The updated resources and materials for the interim review are available on the MyODP Training & Resource Center and can be accessed using the following path: Resources > ODP Information > QA&I Process. Please send questions via email directly to the QA&I Process Mailbox.