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Title
Collection of Information from Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs)
Memo #
13-04-IRF
Posting Date
2012-11-30
Fiscal Year
2013
Summary
• Certification Form Processing: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is revising the process for the Regional Offices (RO) and State Agency (SA) review of the Forms CMS 437A and 437B (Rehabilitation Criteria Worksheets for Rehabilitation Hospitals or Rehabilitation Units in acute care hospitals and the Certification/Attestation Statement State Operations Manual (SOM) Exhibit 127). • Revised Time Frame: Effective November 1, 2012, the IRFs will be reviewed once every three years (consistent with the interval for other hospital surveys). • Work Load Implications: A decrease in SA and RO workload is expected. Implementation will be phased in so that on the effective date, SAs will review the documentation for the excluded status for one third of the IRFs in their State each year.• Revised Time Frame: Effective November 1, 2012, the IRFs will be reviewed once every three years (consistent with the interval for other hospital surveys). • Work Load Implications: A decrease in SA and RO workload is expected. Implementation will be phased in so that on the effective date, SAs will review the documentation for the excluded status for one third of the IRFs in their State each year.
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