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Updates Available for IRF Patient Assessment Instrument

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released updates to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities-Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) Training Manual, which can be downloaded from the CMS IRF website. Changes include:

  • Table of Contents: Slight revisions to the language in Section 7: Comorbid Conditions and Section 11: Clarification of Terminology
  • Section 2: Revised language for the Arthritis Attestation Item and Therapy Information Section item-by-item coding instructions
  • Section 3: Revised language for the FIM 
  • Section 4: Revised language for Quality Indicators 
  • Section 6: ICD-10-CM Codes Related to Specific Impairment Groups – updated to reflect ICD-10 codes