Tag: IMPACT Act

CMS seeking feedback on potential future quality measures and assessment data

A significant portion of the 2020 PPS proposed rule deals with potential measures and associated assessment elements that could come to the home health industry in the future. While CMS is not planning to finalize any of these measures or standardized patient assessment data elements (SPADES) as part of the rulemaking process this year, CMS […]

CMS posts updates on IMPACT Act data elements

Brought to you by Home Health Line. CMS has posted slides about recent Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements (SPADE) activities involving the IMPACT Act. But it canceled the July 25 special open door forum where it had planned to discuss the slides. The slides discuss CMS’ progress on national field test data collection, among other […]

CMS to hold special open door forum on the IMPACT Act

Brought to you by Home Health Line. CMS has announced plans to host a special open door forum 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST July 25 to update providers about the IMPACT Act. “This conference call presentation will provide an update on the recent SPADE activities including progress on national field test data collection, early […]

CMS plans IMPACT Act frequently asked questions call for post-acute providers

Brought to you by Home Health Line. Learn more about the IMPACT Act and ask your questions of CMS officials during an upcoming Medicare learning call. CMS will address frequently asked questions on quality measures, standardized data elements, the CMS data element library and future directions of the IMPACT Act, according to the event description. […]

Submit comments on IMPACT Act quality measures by May 3, 2018

To satisfy requirements of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act), CMS has contracted with RTI International and Abt Associates to develop quality measures for the transfer of health information and care preferences domain that may be used in post-acute care settings such as skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehab facilities, long-term […]

CMS IMPACT Act special open door forum March 28

CMS’ upcoming IMPACT Act Special Open Door Forum (SODF) on Wednesday, March 28, 2:00pm-3:00pm, ET, will provide information and solicit feedback pertaining to development and testing of Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements as mandated by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (the IMPACT Act). This SODF will provide an update on the national […]

Upcoming IMPACT Act Special Open Door Forum

The IMPACT Act Special Open Door Forum (SODF) scheduled for Tuesday, December 12, 2:00pm-3:00pm, ET, will provide information and solicit feedback pertaining to the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the IMPACT Act). This SODF will provide an update on RAND’s national field test launch, describe planned stakeholder engagement activities […]

CMS announces start of national beta testing of standardized data elements

A Special Open Door Forum held this past Thursday, September 29, was hosted by officials from CMS and the RAND Corporation who discussed the goals of the IMPACT Act (signed in 2014) and provided an update for attendees regarding the RAND contract’s progress in item development, including pilot test results and plans for the upcoming […]

More SNF volunteers needed for CMS PAC data collection study

Patient assessment data elements collected across PAC settings must be standardized, according to requirements mandated by the IMPACT Act. CMS has contracted with the RAND Corporation to develop and implement standardized patient assessment data elements mandated by the IMPACT Act. This effort is taking place over a three-year period from October 2015 through September 2018. […]

Public comments due June 26 for IMPACT Act data elements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with the RAND Corporation to develop standardized patient/resident assessment data elements in alignment with the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act). CMS seeks comments from stakeholders on data elements that meet the IMPACT Act domains of: cognitive function and mental status […]