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Latest Quarterly Data Refresh on LTCH Compare & IRF Compare

Data has been updated on both Long-term Care Hospital (LTCH) Compare and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Compare Websites as part of the March 2020 quarterly update.

The LTCH Compare refresh included updated quality measure results for over 420 long-term care hospitals that 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:

Complications (Healthcare-acquired conditions):

  • Rate of pressure ulcers that are new or worsened (Q3 2017_Q2 2018 )*
  • Percentage of LTCH patients who experience one or more falls with major injury during their LTCH stay (Q3 2018_Q2 2019)

Effective care: (Q3 2018_Q2 2019)

  • 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

Infections (Healthcare-associated infections): (Q2 2018_Q1 2019)

  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
  • Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)
  • Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)

Prevention: (Q3 2017_Q2 2018)

  • Influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel

Readmissions: (Q4 2016_Q3 2018)

  • Rate of potentially preventable hospital readmissions 30 days after discharge from an LTCH

Successful return to home and community: (Q4 2016_Q3 2018)

  • Rate of successful return to home or community from an LTCH

Payment & value of care: (Q4 2016_Q3 2018)

  • Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) for patients in LTCHs

*Data for the quality measure Percent of Residents or Patients that have New or Worsened Pressure Ulcers (short stay), will continue to reflect data collected between Quarter 3 2017 – Quarter 2 2018. This data will continue to be publicly displayed until such time as the new Changes in Skin Integrity Post-Acute Care: Pressure Ulcer/Injury, is publicly displayed in fall 2020, as finalized in the FY 2018 IPPS/LTCH PPS Final Rule.

As of the March 2020 refresh, CMS will no longer publicly display the measure Percent of residents or patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine (short stay), as finalized in the FY 2019 IPPS/LTCH PPS Final Rule.

The IRF Compare refresh includes updated quality measure results for over 1,100 inpatient rehabilitation facilities that 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:

Complications (Healthcare-acquired conditions):

  • Rate of pressure ulcers that are new or worsened (Q4 2017_Q3 2018)*
  • Percentage of IRF patients who experience one or more falls with major injury during their IRF stay (Q3 2018_Q2 2019)

Effective care: (Q3 2018_Q2 2019)

  • Percentage of IRF patients whose functional abilities were assessed and functional goals were included in their treatment plan

Infections (Healthcare-associated infections): (Q2 2018_Q1 2019)

  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
  • Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)

Prevention: (Q3 2017_Q2 2018)

  • Influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel

Readmissions: (Q4 2016_Q3 2018)

  • Rate of potentially preventable hospital readmissions 30 days after discharge from an IRF
  • Rate of potentially preventable hospital readmissions during the IRF stay

Successful return to home and community: (Q4 2016_Q3 2018)

  • Rate of successful return to home or community from an IRF

Payment & value of care: (Q4 2016_Q3 2018)

  • Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) for patients in IRFs

*Data for the quality measure Percent of Residents or Patients that have New or Worsened Pressure Ulcers (short stay), will continue to reflect data collected between Quarter 4 2017 – Quarter 3 2018. This data will continue to be publicly displayed until such time as the new Changes in Skin Integrity Post-Acute Care: Pressure Ulcer/Injury, is publicly displayed in fall 2020, as finalized in the FY 2018 IRF PPS Final Rule.

As of the March 2020 refresh, CMS will no longer publicly display the measure Percent of residents or patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine (short stay), as finalized in the FY 2019 IRF PPS Final Rule.

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