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IRF Provider Preview Reports

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) provider preview reports have been updated on the iQIES site and are now available for Quarter 1 of 2019 through Quarter 4 of 2019 data and the annual update of the claims-based measures data from Quarter 4 of 2017 through Quarter 3 of 2019. The information contained within the preview reports contains the data that will be published on IRF Compare during the December 2020 refresh of the website. The December 2020 refresh is the rescheduled IRF Compare refresh that was initially scheduled for September 2020.

The deadline for providers to review their data is October 26, 2020. Corrections to the underlying data will not be permitted during this timeframe; however, providers can request CMS to review the data during this preview period if they believe the quality measure scores that are displayed in their reports are inaccurate. Six new measures will be displayed publicly beginning with the December 2020 refresh and will be removing one quality measure (Percent of Residents or Patients With Pressure Ulcers that are New or Worsened) from the IRF Compare and Care Compare websites. The six new measures include:

  • Changes in Skin Integrity Post-Acute Care (PAC): Pressure Ulcer/Injury,
  • Drug Regimen Review Conducted with Follow-Up for Identified Issues – PAC IRF QRP,
  • IRF Functional Outcome Measure: Change in Self-Care Score for Medical Rehabilitation Patients (NQF #2633),
  • IRF Functional Outcome Measure: Change in Mobility for Medical Rehabilitation Patients (NQF #2634),
  • IRF Functional Outcome Measure: Discharge Self-Care Score for Medical Rehabilitation Patients (NQF #2635), and
  • IRF Functional Outcome Measure: Discharge Mobility Score for Medical Rehabilitation Patients (NQF #2636)

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the availability of the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) provider preview reports. These reports have been updated and contain information based on quality data submitted by IRFs between Quarter 3 of 2018 and Quarter 2 of 2019. The data will reflect what will be published on IRF Compare during the March 2020 update of the website.

Providers have 30 days (December 9, 2019 – January 9, 2020) to review their performance data. While corrections to the underlying data will not be permitted during this time, providers can request CMS to review their data during the preview period if they believe the quality measure scores that are displayed are inaccurate.

Additionally, providers are reminded that the data for the quality measure Percent of Residents or Patients that have new or worsened Pressure Ulcers (short stay), will continue to reflect data collected between Quarter 3 2017 – Quarter 2 2018, and will continue to be publicly displayed until the new Changes in Skin Integrity Post-Acute Care: Pressure Ulcer/Injury, is publicly displayed in fall 2020, as finalized in the fiscal year (FY) 2018 IRF PPS Final Rule.

As of the March 2020 refresh, CMS will no longer publicly display the measure Percent of Residents or Patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine (short stay), as finalized in the FY 2019 IRF PPS Final Rule. This change is reflected in preview reports. Contact RCPA Rehabilitation Services Director Melissa Dehoff with questions.