The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently notified the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) that the rollout of the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) would begin on August 21, 2023, in Alabama. In previous information released about the RCD, Pennsylvania is most likely to be one of the next states in line for this rollout. Under this demonstration, CMS Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) will review all Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) claims in select states. CMS will utilize a dedicated website to provide updated information and resources to inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) stakeholders.
RCPA is working closely with AMRPA staff and will keep members apprised of developments and updates throughout the demonstration. The RCD website confirms that affected IRFs will have the option to elect pre-claim or post-payment review (and must use the same option for all claims).