IRF Compare Quarterly Refresh - Now Available
Posted on Monday, December 16, 2019 1:14 PM
The December 2019 quarterly Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Compare refresh is now available. This IRF Compare update reflects quality data submitted by IRFs between Quarter 2 – 2018 and Quarter 1 – 2019. CMS has additionally included the annual update to the Discharge to Community quality measure.
As a reminder, data for the quality measure Percent of Residents or Patients that have New or Worsened Pressure Ulcers (short stay), will continue to reflect data collected between Quarter 4 2017 – Quarter 3 2018. This data will continue to be publicly displayed until such time as the new Changes in Skin Integrity Post-Acute Care: Pressure Ulcer/Injury, is publicly displayed in fall 2020, as finalized in the FY 2018 IRF PPS Final Rule.
As of the December 2019 refresh, CMS will no longer publicly display the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Facility-wide Inpatient Hospital-onset Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteremia outcome measure, as finalized in the FY 2019 IRF PPS Final Rule.
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