The data collection requirements for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) continue to grow and there is NO relief in sight. Plus, the requirement for standardized reporting of functional data across post-acute setting will provide the framework for a unified payment system for post-acute care. This will be a game changer for all post-acute settings. Moreover, as with all other Quality Indicators, failure to report the required data elements could result in future payment penalties for your rehab facility.
With almost 150 new data elements being added to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) effective Oct. 1, 2016 and nothing being reduced, inpatient rehabilitation facility professionals (IRFs) are scrambling to meet the additional requirements while continuing all other data collection efforts.
From this information packed webcast, you learn about the new Quality Indicator sections of the IRF-PAI 1.4 that will be effective for all discharged on or after Oct. 1, 2016. You'll also discover how the scoring of these indicators differs from the traditional function independence measure (FIM) scoring. Best of all, you benefit from examples of how organizations are preparing for implementation and how potential opportunities could reduce the burden of this data collection.
Following this webcast, you will:
- Understand the regulations that require standardized reporting of functional data across post-acute settings and how this might eventually impact payment in the post-acute continuum.
- Have a better understanding of the differences in scoring of the functional components of the new Quality Indicators as compared to traditional scoring of the FIM.
- Know the different scoring and coding scales for the functional sections of the IRF-PAI along with the relevant assessment time frames for them.
- Understand how other organizations are preparing for implementation including areas that have been most challenging.
- Have a focused "final readiness plan" and checklist to promote success for this new requirement.