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Upcoming Call to Address IMPACT Act for Patients and Families
CMS to host call May 12 from 11 a.m. – noon (PT)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a special open door forum to allow patients, families, caregivers, patient advocacy groups, disabled groups and other interested parties to ask questions on the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act. The call will also provide a forum for questions on standardizing the assessment of patients across post-acute care settings, including skilled-nursing facilities, home health agencies, inpatient rehabilitation facility hospitals and long-term care acute hospitals. CMS will provide background on the IMPACT Act, the IMPACT Act website and other consumer information important for assessing patients in the post-acute care setting. To join the foum, participants should call (800) 837-1935 and enter conference ID #77707137.

Presentation slides will  be posted to the IMPACT Act Downloads & Videos web page. CMS invites questions from patients, families and consumer advocates in advance of or during the forum. Questions may be submitted to PACQualityInitiative@cms.hhs.gov.

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