CHA News Article

CMS Provides Guidance for IRF-PAI Completion

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided additional information and resources to educate providers on how to complete new items on the inpatient rehabilitation facility patient assessment instrument. The new items, which will become effective Oct. 1, include data collection on the amount and mode of therapy services and information about patients with an arthritis diagnosis. CMS held a provider call about the new items Jan. 15, and materials from that call along with a follow-up clarification document are attached. An audio recording of the call is also available on the National Provider Call website.