IRF Prospective Payment System

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


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.