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CMS Issues QRP Non-Compliance Notices for Post-Acute Care Providers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has notified post-acute care facilities — including inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) and skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs) — that were determined to be non-compliant with Quality Reporting Program requirements for calendar year 2016. The determination will impact those facilities’ annual payment update. CMS issued the notices through both the Medicare administrative contractors and the Quality Improvement and Evaluation Systems – Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting earlier this month. Facilities that received a letter of non-compliance may submit a request for reconsideration via email by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on Aug. 17 for IRFs and LTCHs, and by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on Aug. 13 for SNFs. Additional information on reconsideration requests is available on CMS’ IRF, LTCH and SNF quality reporting web pages.