Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Special Open Door Forum:
Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Conference Call Only
The purpose of this SODF is to provide data collection and submission information to IRF providers for the quality measures NHSN Facility-wide Inpatient Hospital-onset Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteremia Outcome Measure (NQF #1716), and NHSN Facility-wide Inpatient Hospital-onset Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) Outcome Measure (NQF #1717), which IRF providers are required to report to CMS beginning January 1, 2015.
These measures were finalized as requirements for the IRF QRP in the FY 2015 IRF PPS Final Rule, published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, August 06, 2013 (Vol. 79, No. 151), which is available at the following link http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/
FR-2014-08-06/pdf/2014-18447. pdf. We will cover the data collection and reporting requirements, time frames, and submission deadlines for the MRSA and CDI measures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be presenting on the measures, as well as giving a general overview of LabID Event Reporting. Following the presentation by the CDC, we will allow 30 minutes for questions and answers.
CMS and the CDC strongly encourage IRF Providers to take the MRSA Bacteremia and CDI LabID Event Reporting training prior to participating in this SODF. This training is available on the CDC’s NHSN website at http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/
Please continue to check the CMS IRF QRP Training website, as the Power Point presentation that will be used for this SODF will be posted prior to the SODF on the IRF QRP Training webpage available athttp://www.cms.gov/Medicare/
Quality-Initiatives-Patient- Assessment-Instruments/IRF- Quality-Reporting/Training. html.
We look forward to your participation.
Special Open Door Participation Instructions:
Participant Dial-In Number: 1-800-837-1935
Conference ID #: 24776108
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