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CMS Publishes Clarifications on IRF-PAI, LTCH-CARE

For post-acute care & quality leaders, compliance officers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published Question & Answer documents for the patient assessment instruments (PAIs) used in inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and long-term care hospitals (LTCHs).  

Based on questions submitted to CMS from IRFs and LTCHs, the documents clarify existing guidance for the IRF-PAI and the LTCH continuity assessment record and evaluation (CARE).   

The Q & A documents may also be accessed on the IRF-PAI and IRF QRP Manual and the LTCH CARE Data Set and LTCH QRP Manual pages on the CMS website.