National Provider Call on IRF Final Rule Announced

National Provider Call on IRF Final Rule Announced

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced they will be holding a National Provider Call for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) that will focus on the changes included in the fiscal year (FY) 2019 inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system (IRF PPS) final rule. The call is scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm.

As a reminder, some of the key changes contained in this final rule, which will be a part of this discussion, included:

  • Revisions to coverage criteria;
  • Removal of the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) and Associated Function Modifiers from the inpatient rehabilitation facility patient assessment instrument (IRF PAI); and
  • Refinements to the case-mix classification.

Prior to the call, participants are encouraged to review the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 1, Section 110. A question and answer session will follow the presentation; however, attendees may email questions in advance with “November 15 Call” in the subject line. These questions may be addressed during the call or used for other materials following the call.

Registration is required to participate in this call and will close by 12:00 pm on the day of the call or when it is full. RCPA encourages all of its members in the Rehabilitation Services Division to participate in this call to ask questions, share concerns, etc. with CMS.

Questions can be directed to Melissa Dehoff.

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