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Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP)

Overview

What’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP)?

The IRF QRP creates IRF quality reporting requirements, as mandated by Section 3004(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010.   Every year, by October 1, we publish the quality measures you must report.  

Section 3004(b) of the ACA amended section 1886(j)(7) of the Social Security Act (SSA)requiring the Secretary to establish quality reporting requirements for IRFs. Please see below link to text of Section 3004 of the ACA.

What happens if quality data isn’t reported?  

For fiscal year 2014, and each year after, if an IRF does not submit the required quality data, the IRF will be subject to a two (2) percentage point reduction in the annual payment update.

Who can see the reported data?  

We must make quality data available to the public and give you the opportunity to review the data before it is made public.The IRF Compare website began reporting quality measure data in late 2016.

Learn more about ACA Section 3004 (Quality Reporting for Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCH), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF), and Hospice Programs).  in the link below: H.R. 3590 Health Care Law P.L. Public Law No: 111-148, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

 

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