CHA News Article

CMS Increases Access to Training on IRF Quality Reporting Program
Will focus on IRF-PAI version 1.4 and other reporting requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that provider training for the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) quality reporting program, to be held May 18-19, will be available via live web streaming. Additionally, recordings of the training sessions will be posted to the CMS YouTube site several weeks after the event. Copies of presentation materials and the agenda for the two-day training have been posted to the CMS website. The link to the files is located at the bottom of the page under “Downloads.”

The focus of the upcoming train-the-trainer event is to provide IRFs with assessment-based data collection instructions and updates associated with the changes in the Oct. 1, 2016 release of the IRF Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) version 1.4, as well as other requirements of the IRF Quality Reporting program.