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LTCH/IRF Provider Preview Reports Now Available

Aug 14, 2018

Long-term Care Hospital (LTCH) and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. Providers have until June 30, 2018 to review their performance data on quality measures based on Quarter 4 -2016 to Quarter 3 - 2017 data, prior to the September 2018 LTCH Compare and IRF Compare site refreshes, during which this data will be publicly displayed. Corrections to the underlying data will not be permitted during this time. However, providers can request a CMS review during the preview period if they believe their data scores displayed are inaccurate. The updates include two additional assessment-based measures for both LTCHs and IRFs, three new claims-based measures for LTCHs and four new claims-based measures for IRFs.

New LTCH Assessment based measures:

  • Application of Percent of Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury (Long Stay) (NQF #0674)
  • Application of Percent of Long-Term Care Hospital Patients with an Admission and Discharge Functional Assessment and a Care Plan That Addresses Function (NQF #2631)

New LTCH Claims based measures:

  • Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary-Post Acute Care (PAC) Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP)
  • Discharge to Community- Post Acute Care (PAC) Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP)
  • Potentially Preventable 30-Days Post-Discharge Readmission Measure for Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP)

New IRF Assessment based measures:

  • Application of Percent of Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury (Long Stay) (NQF #0674)
  • Application of Percent of Long-Term Care Hospital Patients with an Admission and Discharge Functional Assessment and a Care Plan That Addresses Function (NQF #2631)

New IRF Claims based measures:

  • Medicare Spending per Beneficiary (MSPB)-PAC IRF QRP
  • Discharge to Community-PAC IRF QRP
  • Potentially Preventable 30-Day Post-Discharge Readmission Measure for IRF QRP
  • Potentially Preventable Within Stay Readmission Measure

The update also includes the removal of the All-Cause Unplanned Readmission Measure for 30 Days Post-Discharge from Long-Term Care Hospitals measure and the All-Cause Unplanned Readmission Measure for 30 Days Post-Discharge from Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities measure.

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Last Modified on 8/15/2018