Modern Healthcare writes: Inpatient rehabilitation facilities would get a 1.7% rate increase from Medicare in fiscal 2016 under a proposed rule the CMS issued Thursday. The rule would also make a portion of reimbursement contingent on facilities reporting on several new quality measures. The measures—which Medicare is also applying to long-term care, skilled nursing and home health providers—would track the percentage of patients with new or worsened pressure ulcers; the percentage of patients with functional status assessments and care plans; and the percentage of patients experiencing falls causing major injuries. Providers that fail to submit the data are subject to a two percentage-point reduction to their annual rate increase.
Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities to Report on New Quality Measures
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