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Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility’s Quality Reporting Program

Medicare’s push to evaluate all types of providers is being extended to Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals (IRFs).¬† According to Health Reform bill (specifically, Section 3004 of the Affordable Care Act), CMS is required to start publishing quality measures for IRFs by October 1, 2012. This newly created IRF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) currently has proposed two […]

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MedPAC’s Analysis of Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF) provide rehabilitation to invidiuals recovering from serious illnesses such as strokes or hip replacements. ¬†Today I review MedPAC’s analysis of Medicare payment policies for IRFs. In 2002, expenditures on IRF totaled nearly $5.7 billion. This figure grew at an annual rate of 6.7 percent to $6.4 billion in 2004. Between 2005 […]

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