Board of Director member Dianne Jewell,
PT, DPT, PhD, CCS, recently was appointed to the National Quality Forum's
(NQF) Ad-hoc Planned Readmissions Committee. NQF readmissions panels have primarily
been staffed with physicians, which makes Jewell's appointment particularly significant
for the physical therapy profession.
hoc review may be conducted on an endorsed measure at any time if 1 or more of
the following criteria are met:
reviews can be requested at any time by any party, as long as there is adequate
evidence to justify the review.
conduct an ad hoc review requested by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services for the endorsed measures: 1551, hospital-level 30-day all-cause
risk-standardized readmission rate following elective primary total hip
arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty; 0330, hospital 30-day all-cause
risk-standardized readmission rate following heart failure hospitalization for
patients 18 and older; and 0505, hospital 30-day all-cause risk-standardized
readmission rate following acute myocardial infarction hospitalization.
review is being completed due to material changes to a currently endorsed
measure (eg, expansion of a measure to a different population or setting). This
is intended as a focused review of the planned readmission algorithms that have
been incorporated into each of the condition/procedure specific readmission