The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted a project on the CMS public comment page, Quality Measures to Satisfy the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act) Domain of: Transfer of Health Information and Care Preferences When an Individual Transitions.
This project involves CMS contracting with RTI International and Abt Associates to further develop a cross-setting post-acute care transfer of health information and care preferences quality measure in alignment with the IMPACT Act. The purpose of the project is to develop, maintain, re-evaluate, and implement measures reflective of quality care for post-acute care (PAC) settings to support CMS quality missions, including the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Reporting Program, Long-Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program, the Nursing Home/Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program, and the Home Health Quality Reporting Program. In addition, this project will address the domains required by the IMPACT Act, which mandates specification of cross-setting quality, resource use, and other measures for post-acute care providers.
The areas of focus for commenting, along with documents for review, are provided on the public comment page and are encouraged to be reviewed prior to submitting comments. The public comment period closes on Sunday, December 11, 2016.