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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has created short videos and developed patient cue cards to assist providers with learning how to code patient assessment instruments for the following Post-Acute Care (PAC) Quality Reporting Programs (QRP):

Help LTCH, IRF, and HH patients select responses by showing them the new cue cards for:

See LTCHIRFHH, and SNF Quality Reporting Program Training for more information.

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the updated inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) provider preview reports. These ‎reports contain provider performance scores for quality measures and contain IRF-Patient Assessment Instrument (PAI) data submitted ‎by IRFs from Quarter 4 2021 through Quarter 3 2022, as well as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Clostridium Difficile (CDI) and Catheter-‎Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) measures from Quarter 4 2021 through Quarter 1 2022 and Quarter 4 2021 ‎through Quarter 1 2022 of the Healthcare Personnel (HCP) Influenza measure. The HCP COVID-19 Vaccination ‎Coverage measure data for Quarter 3 2022 is also included. ‎

Providers have until April 14, 2023, to review their performance data. Providers can request CMS ‎review their data during the preview period if they believe the scores are inaccurate. The final reports ‎will be published on Care Compare and Provider Data Catalog (PDC) during the June 2023 refresh of ‎the website. For additional information, visit the CMS IRF QRP Public Reporting website.

ODP Announcement 23-032 announces three half-day virtual training sessions regarding implementation of the Residential Individual Support Plans (ISP) Staffing approach for Administrative Entity (AE) staff. The pre-requisite requirements and training dates are available on MyODP.

The sessions are geared toward AE staff and supervisory staff who routinely review and approve ISPs. The training focuses on AE expectations and ensuring consistent, statewide implementation of the Residential ISP Staffing approach.

Please review the communication for complete information.

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RCPA member Tadiso, Inc. recently announced the retirement of Darryl Robinson from the position of CFO. Julie Zeigler, D.Sc, who has been with the company for five years as the Assistant to the CFO and Business Analyst, has been promoted to take on the position. You can find out more about Tadiso, Inc. and contact them with any questions at their website.