CHA News Article

CMS Issues Video Overview of the IMPACT Act
Explains requirement for standardized patient assessment data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a video that describes the Improving Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014. In the video, Dr. Patrick Conway, CMS’ principle deputy administrator and chief medical officer, provides an overview of the Act, which requires that patient assessment data used in post-acute care settings (skilled-nursing facilities, home health agencies, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals) be standardized to improve quality of care.