CHA News Article

CMS Changes IRF Attestation Requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has notified state survey agencies about new attestation statement requirements for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs). Each year IRFs must submit an attestation statement, using CMS form 437A or 437B, to verify they meet exclusion requirements from the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and may be reimbursed under the IRF PPS system. Each attestation form must now include additional information from the IRF’s medical director, who must also cosign the form. Previously, only the hospital administrator or CEO was required to sign the attestation. For more information about the requirements, see attached CMS memorandum, revised attestation forms and associated worksheets.