martes, 6 de mayo de 2014

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Reporting Program Training Announcement

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Reporting Program Training  
Monday, May 12, 2014 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT

To support the implementation of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Quality Reporting Program’s (QRP) new quality measures and Version 1.2 of the IRF-PAI (effective Oct 1, 2014), CMS will host an “Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Reporting Program Training” on Monday, May 12, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT. This training is open to all IRF providers, associations, and organizations.

Goals of Training  
  • Provide an overview of IRF QRP, including the quality measures and data submission timelines
  • Review the pressure ulcer items on the IRF - PAI Version 1.2  
  • Discuss assessment procedures and coding for the pressure ulcer quality measure
  • Introduce the new patient influenza vaccination items
  • Review the new Health Care Worker Influenza Vaccination quality measure, and the use of the National Health Safety Network (NHSN) for submitting data associated with this quality measure. 
  • Discuss the All-Cause Unplanned Readmission Measure for 30 Days Post Discharge from Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities quality measure

Three Ways to Attend

Attend In-Person

In-person on-site attendance is available for a limited number of participants. The in-person training will be held in the auditorium at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Central Office, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD. Registration is required for in-person attendance only, and is available at, beginning Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Registration for on-site attendance at the CMS complex will be open until 11:59 PM ET on Monday, May 5th, 2014. If you plan to attend in-person, we ask that you carefully review all information discussed on the EventBrite registration page regarding CMS security policies, access to the CMS campus, and rules pertaining to the use of laptops and hand-held electronics while at CMS.

Attend by Live Web Stream
Participation is also available by live web stream via your computer. Web stream participation does not require registration. In order to view the training via live web stream, please use the following link: The following YouTube links can also be used to view the live training during and after the event:

To view the morning sessions, please use:

To view the afternoon session, please use:

Download and View at Your Own Convenience

In addition to CMS’ in-person and live web stream options for attending the IRF QRP Training, the session will be recorded and posted on the CMS IRF QRP website following the actual training, for provider viewing and download, prior to the implementation of the IRF-PAI Version 1.2, on October 1, 2014. Additionally, a YouTube video of the live in-person training will be available shortly after the training has been completed, and will be available at the following links:

To view the morning sessions, please use:

To view the afternoon session, please use:
Training Materials

A PDF version of the PowerPoint slide presentation and the quality indicator section of the IRF PAI Manual (Chapter 4) will be available online prior to the training at The agenda for the IRF provider training is available now under the Downloads section of this webpage below. In-person training participants are encouraged to print a copy of the quality indicators section of the IRF PAI Manual and the slide presentation before the training, as printed materials will not be provided at the training.

Note that this training is specific to the new Quality Indicator Section items of the 2014 IRF - PAI Version 1.2 (including the Pressure Ulcer and the Patient Influenza Vaccination measures), as well as the reporting of the Health Care Worker Influenza Vaccination data to the CDC. The training will not cover the IRF - PAI in its entirety.

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