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CMS Provides Update on IRF Readmissions Measure and Dry Run

In a special open door forum (ODF) call, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) discussed the upcoming dry run for the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) provider performance reports on all-cause unplanned readmissions for 30-day post discharge from IRFs.

The attached PowerPoint presentation from the call includes information on the measure specifications and timeline for implementation. During the “dry run,” which will extend from Nov. 3 through Dec. 3, IRFs will be able to view facility-specific reports on the CMS quality improvement evaluation system. The purpose of the dry run is to educate IRFs, test CMS processes for dissemination of information and solicit feedback prior to the beginning of public reporting on Oct. 1, 2016.

A transcript and audio recording of the ODF call will be posted at: