IRF Prospective Payment System

CMS updates quality indicator reporting requirements, gives rehab facilities a payment boost

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Federal officials announced two updated quality indicator submission requirements for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) on Thursday.

Rehab facilities see reimbursement increase tied to quality measures

Inpatient rehab facilities will see a 2.2% payment rate increase under the IRF Prospective Payment System in fiscal year 2012. The system will also establish a new quality reporting system authorized by the Affordable Care Act.