Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) will receive an additional $160 million in 2015, according to policy updates recently released by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In addition to the payment changes, the updates from CMS also make refinements to compliance lists, expand definitions of therapy, add new outcome measures, and create a new section on the patient assessment instruments (PAIs) for IRFs.
The change to IRF payments amount to a 2.2% increase. The CMS changes will also:
The proposed rule is on display at the Federal Register, and comments will be accepted until June 30, 2014. APTA will provide a detailed summary of the rule shortly and will be submitting comments on behalf of the association.
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