Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Special Open Door Forum:
Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act of 2014)
Wednesday February 25, 2015
1:30-2:30 pm Eastern Time
Conference Call Only
(Please dial in 15 minutes prior to the start time of the call)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service will host a Special Open Door Forum (SODF) call to provide an overview of standardized data in relation to the quality measures and standardized assessment domains required under the IMPACT Act of 2014.
The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act of 2014) was passed on September 18, 2014. The IMPACT Act, in general, states that the Secretary shall require the submission of standardized data (with domains as specified) using assessments submitted to CMS by Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCH), Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), Home Health Agencies (HHA) and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF). It further requires the submission of standardized data using such assessments for use in the quality measures for which the Act specifies five domains. It further requires that data be submitted on measures related to resource use, and other categories.
The IMPACT Act states that the data “… be standardized and interoperable so as to allow for the exchange of such data among such post-acute care providers and other providers and the use by such providers of such data that has been so exchanged, including by using common standards and definitions in order to provide access to longitudinal information for such providers to facilitate coordinated care and improved Medicare beneficiary outcomes…” The data as required by the IMPACT Act is intended to enable high quality, person-centered care.
This session will provide a high level overview of the requirements related to the use of standardized data for both the quality measures and the assessment instrument domains
- Comments can be submitted to PACQualityInitiatives@cms.hhs.
- The IMPACT Act of 2014 can be found at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/
- PowerPoint Presentation slides for this call can be found at: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/
Quality-Initiatives-Patient- Assessment-Instruments/Post- Acute-Care-Quality- Initiatives/IMPACT-Act-of- 2014-and-Cross-Setting- Measures.html
You can find additional information about the IMPACT Act by visiting the Post-Acute Care Quality Initiatives webpage at: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/
Quality-Initiatives-Patient- Assessment-Instruments/Post- Acute-Care-Quality- Initiatives/PAC-Quality- Initiatives.html
We look forward to your participation.
Special Open Door Participation Instructions:
Participant Dial-In Number: 1-800-837-1935
Conference ID #: 90762447
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