CHA News Article

Palmetto Provides IRF Process Documents

Palmetto GBA, the Medicare administrative contractor for California, has issued additional resources describing inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) admission and documentation requirements, including the sequence and timing of critical steps in the process. According to Palmetto, the two documents will help IRFs communicate the Medicare eligibility requirements within their organizations and support process improvement. Palmetto also suggests that organizations experiencing claim denials can use the documents to identify root causes of documentation errors and to implement improvements. The new documents are available at