CHA News Article

CMS Publishes Protocols for IMPACT Act Measure Test
Includes data collection procedures for standardized patient assessment items

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published data collection protocols for the current beta test of standardized patient assessment data, as required by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act). The data — which will be collected at admission and discharge in long-term care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled-nursing facilities and home health agencies — will be tested for potential inclusion in the four currently administered post-acute care instruments.