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Open Door Forum Scheduled for IRF Quality Reporting Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a conference call on the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) quality reporting program (QRP) on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (PT). Information on data collection and reporting requirements for the NHSN Facility-wide Inpatient Hospital-onset Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia Outcome measure (NQF #1716) and Facility-wide Inpatient Hospital-onset Clostridium difficile Infection Outcome measure (NQF #1717) will be provided, which IRFs are required to report to CMS beginning Jan. 1, 2015. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

To participate in the call, dial (800) 837-1935 and enter passcode 24776108. More information about the forum is available on the CMS website. A transcript and audio recording will be available for download following the call at