CMS Seeks Public Comments on Standardized Assessment-Based Data Items
August 16, 2016 09:06 AM
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is soliciting for public comment on a collection of standardized assessment-based data items developed under the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act) to meet the domains of: cognitive function and mental status; special services, treatments, and interventions; medical conditions and co-morbidities; and impairments. Standardized assessment-based data items were developed for the Long-Term Care Hospital, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, the Skilled Nursing Facility, and the Home Health Agency settings.
CMS is seeking public comment on whether the items have the potential for improving quality; the utility of the items for describing case mix; the feasibility of the items for use in post-acute care settings; and the validity of the items.
This call for public comment is open from August 12 until August 26, 2016. For more information, visit the Public Commentwebpage.
NOTE: The link in the announcement takes you to the Public Comment page. The document for which comments are requested is located at the bottom of the page, first link.
Or click on the following link: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/MMS/Downloads/Development-and-Maintenance-of-Post-Acute-Care-Cross-Setting-Standardized-Assessment-Data-.pdf
Please send comments and concerns regarding the proposed data elements directly to Mary Carr at email@example.com. Again, comments are due August 26.