Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Special Open Door Forum:
The IMPACT Act and Improving Care Coordination
Thursday, December 8, 2016
2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time
Conference Call Only
The purpose of this Special Open Door Forum (SODF) is to provide information and solicit feedback pertaining to the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the IMPACT Act). The IMPACT Act mandates the standardization of patient assessment data across post-acute care settings including Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, and Long Term Care Hospitals in order to improve quality of care and quality of life.
This SODF will focus on the goals of the IMPACT Act, update attendees on the RAND contract activities for item development, and identify opportunities for providers, consumers, stakeholders, researchers, and advocates to become involved over the next year. We look forward to your input on how the IMPACT Act can help you and how you can be involved in this work.
We invite questions, comments, and ideas from providers, patients, consumers, researchers, and advocates in advance or during the Forum.
Please submit questions, comments, and ideas to: PACQualityInitiative@cms.hhs.
Click here for the presentation: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/
Quality-Initiatives-Patient- Assessment-Instruments/Post- Acute-Care-Quality- Initiatives/IMPACT-Act-of- 2014/Spotlights-and- Announcements-.html (Once in the link, scroll down to the download section for the PowerPoint slides).
We look forward to your participation.
Special Open Door Participation Instructions:
Participant Dial-In Number: 1-800-837-1935
Conference ID #: 26373121
Note: TTY Communications Relay Services are available for the Hearing Impaired. For TTY services dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-855-2880. A Relay Communications Assistant will help.
A transcript and audio recording of this Special ODF will be posted to the Special Open Door Forum website at http://www.cms.gov/
OpenDoorForums/05_ODF_ SpecialODF.asp for downloading under downloads section as well as the IMPACT Act Downloads and Videos webpage.
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