Question:

What is the new Medicare legislation called IMPACT about?

Answer:

On September 18, 2014, Congress passed the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (the IMPACT Act).  The Act requires, among other significant activities, the reporting of standardized patient-assessment data with regard to quality measures, and patient assessment instrument categories. It applies to by long-term care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and inpatient rehabilitation facilities.

For more on this, go to https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Post-Acute-Care-Quality-Initiatives/IMPACT-Act-of-2014/IMPACT-Act-of-2014-Data-Standardization-and-Cross-Setting-Measures.html.

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