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Data Refresh on LTCH Compare and IRF Compare Websites

Data has been updated on both Long-term Care Hospital (LTCH) Compare and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Compare Websites as part of the December 2018 quarterly update.

The LTCH Compare refresh included updated quality measure results based on data submitted to CMS between Quarter 1 – 2017 through Quarter 4 – 2017.  Over 420 long-term care hospitals report data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as part of its Long-term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program (QRP).

Measures reported on LTCH Compare include:

  1. Complications (Healthcare-acquired conditions):
    – Rate of pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
    – Percentage of LTCH patients who experience one or more falls with major injury during their LTCH stay
  2. Effective care:
    – Percentage of patients whose activities of daily living and thinking skills were assessed and related goals were included in their treatment plan
    – Percentage of LTCH patients whose functional abilities were assessed and functional goals were included in their treatment plan
  3. Infections (Healthcare-associated infections):
    – Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
    – Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)
    – Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)
    – Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterial infection
  4. Prevention:
    – Influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel
    – Percent of residents/patients assessed and appropriately given influenza vaccine
  5. Readmissions:
    – Rate of potentially preventable hospital readmissions 30 days after discharge from an LTCH
  6. Successful return to home and community:
    – Rate of successful return to home or community from an LTCH
  7. Payment & value of care:
    – Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) for patients in LTCHs

The IRF Compare refresh includes updated quality measure results based on data submitted to CMS between Quarter 1 – 2017 through Quarter 4 – 2017. Over 1,100 inpatient rehabilitation facilities report data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as part of its Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Reporting Program (QRP).

Measures reported on IRF Compare include:

  1. Complications (Healthcare-acquired conditions):
    – Rate of pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
    – Percentage of IRF patients who experience one or more falls with major injury during their IRF stay
  2. Effective care:
    – Percentage of IRF patients whose functional abilities were assessed and functional goals were included in their treatment plan
  3. Infections (Healthcare-associated infections):
    – Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
    – Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)
    – Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterial infection
  4. Prevention:
    – Influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel
    – Percent of residents/patients assessed and appropriately given influenza vaccine
  5. Readmissions:
    – Rate of potentially preventable hospital readmissions 30 days after discharge from an IRF
    – Rate of potentially preventable hospital readmissions during the IRF stay
  6. Successful return to home and community:
    – Rate of successful return to home or community from an IRF
  7. Payment & value of care:
    – Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) for patients in IRFs

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