CHA News Article

CMS Issues IRF Quality Program Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule regarding the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) quality reporting program (QRP). The proposed rule was included in the calendar year 2013 hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) proposed rule issued July 6. CHA’s “first-glance” summary of the OPPS and IRF QRP proposed rules is available at In the coming weeks, CHA will issue a more detailed summary of the proposed rule, and will work with members to develop comments for submission to CMS. Comments are due Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. (PT).