CHA News Article

CMS Provides Updates on IMPACT Act
Comment deadline for post-acute care measure is tomorrow

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host two upcoming calls on the Improving Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 and the standardization of patient assessment data across post-acute care settings, including skilled-nursing facilities, home health agencies, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals. Additionally, CMS has announced that the public comment period for “Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary – Post-Acute Care (MSPB-PAC) Resource Use Measures” has been extended to Jan. 29. Information on the measure is available on the public comment website. Comments should be submitted to by 8:59 p.m. (PT) on Jan. 29.

A special open door forum on the IMPACT Act will be held on Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to noon (PT). To join the call, dial (800) 837-1935 and enter conference ID 17589814. Pre-registration is not required. Materials for the call are posted on the CMS website.

CMS will host a second call Feb. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to noon (PT) to discuss the IMPACT Act’s implications for health information exchange across the continuum of care. To register for this call, visit