CHA News Article

CHA To Provide IRF Technical Expertise on National Panel

CHA will represent California inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) on a technical expert panel for the Office of Health Policy, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The panel will examine potential alternative approaches to using Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) items in the current IRF prospective payment system and is scheduled to meet Sept. 18 in Washington, D.C. CHA Vice President for Post-Acute Care Services Pat Blaisdell was nominated for the panel by the American Hospital Association.