CHA News Article

CMS to Conduct Forum on IRF Readmission Reporting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will conduct a special open door forum about the dry run for the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) provider performance reports on all-cause unplanned readmissions for 30-day post discharge from IRFs. The call will be held Dec. 10 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. (PT). To join the call, dial (800) 837-1935 and enter ID #93892614.

The forum will provide a summary of the dry run and respond to frequently asked questions. CMS staff will also address additional questions or comments.
The dry run was conducted from Nov. 3 through Dec. 3, allowing IRFs to view facility-specific reports on the CMS quality improvement evaluation system. Public reporting will begin Oct. 1, 2016.

CMS will post presentation slides on its website. A transcript and audio recording will be posted to the special open door forum website