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Updated IRF-PAI Information Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added information to Section 2 of the inpatient rehabilitation facility patient assessment instrument (IRF-PAI) training manual, as provided for in the fiscal year (FY) 2015 IRF prospective payment system final rule. The new IRF-PAI items – effective Oct. 1, 2015 – include Arthritis Attestation (item 24A) and Therapy Information Section (items O0401 and O0402). CMS has also made changes to the manual’s Helpful Resources document. The updated IRF-PAI training manual is available on the CMS website.

CMS will hold a national provider call on this information Jan. 15 from 10:30 a.m. – noon (PT). For additional information and to register, visit