The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to announce two new opportunities for stakeholder input, related to the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act).
CMS has contracted with Acumen LLC, RTI International and Abt Associates to develop a Medicare Spending for Beneficiary measure for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Home Health Agencies (HHAs), to meet the mandate of the IMPACT Act. As part of its measure development process, CMS asks contractors to convene groups of stakeholders and experts who contribute direction and thoughtful input to the measure contractor during measure development and maintenance. Additional details about the TEP and TEP nomination materials will be posted during the week of September 21 on the following webpage:https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/
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CMS is also soliciting public comment on the proposed quality measure, Drug Regimen Review Conducted with Follow-Up for Identified Issues. This quality measure has been developed for the IRF, LTCH, SNF, and HH settings to meet the intent of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act). This IMPACT Act requires Post-Acute Care (PAC) providers to report standardized patient assessment data and quality measure data to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. This public comment period is open to any interested parties who would like to provide input on the measure under development. CMS is seeking any feedback on the proposed quality measure for all post-acute care settings. Measure specifications can be viewed athttps://www.cms.gov/Medicare/
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