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CMS Updates Guidance for IRF, LTCH Patient Assessment

For inpatient rehabilitation facility & long-term care hospital leaders, directors of reimbursement, HIM managers

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued additional information on the accurate completion of post-acute care patient assessment tools.  

Through inquiries to the Post-Acute Care Quality Reporting Program Help Desk, CMS identifies the opportunity to clarify or refine guidance. The quarterly Frequently Asked Questions consolidate information from June 2020 to June 2021 relating to the completion of the inpatient rehabilitation facility patient assessment instrument and the long-term care hospital continuity assessment and record evaluation.