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CMS Publishes Clarifications on Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, Long-Term Care Hospital Data Sets

For inpatient rehabilitation facility leaders, long-term care hospital leaders, quality and compliance officers

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published quarterly guidance and clarifications for the inpatient rehabilitation facility patient assessment instrument (IRF-PAI) and the long-term care hospital continuity assessment record and evaluation (LTCH CARE) data sets.  

The updated information is based on inquiries submitted to the help desks for the IRF and the LTCH post-acute care quality reporting programs. The quarterly Q&A documents can be accessed via the IRF-PAI and IRF QRP Manual and the LTCH-Care-Data-Set and LTCH QRP Manual on the CMS website.