The purpose of this webpage is to provide technical updates and resources related to IRF data collection, submission of quality data, information regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), and the IRF Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI). Users may also find contact information on this page for where to direct questions related to technical issues.
All IRF users are required to use the assessment submission and reporting system known as the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES) to submit patient assessments and view reports.
Please note that failure to obtain access to iQIES will impact your ability to submit assessment data needed for claims matching purposes.
In order to access iQIES, users must create an account and establish login credentials in the Healthcare Quality Information System (HCQIS) Access Roles and Profile system (HARP).
For details on how to create an account in iQIES and for a description of the roles available to your organization, please refer to the QIES Technical Support Office (QTSO) webpage.
This page is updated periodically as updates to technical information, IRF-PAI submission specifications, and reporting tools related to data submission become available.
Comments and Questions:
For questions about IRF-PAI data submission, the iQIES Technical Support Office, or technical questions:
Phone: 1-800-339-9313, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructional videos on how to use iQIES can be found on the QTSO iQIES Training Videos webpage.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to using the HCQIS HARP can be found on the HARP Help webpage.
CDC’s NHSN Website
Information related to the procedures using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) for data submission for Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI), Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI), and the Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Personnel measures can be found on the NHSN web site.
For NHSN questions: NHSN@cdc.gov.
Data Collection Software: The jIRVEN
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Validation and Entry System (jIRVEN) was developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). jIRVEN is a free Java-based software application, which provides an option for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) to collect and maintain Patient Assessment Instrument (PAI) information. jIRVEN displays the IRF-PAI similar to the paper version of the forms. Facilities are able to enter and subsequently export their data from the application for submission to the appropriate national data repository. Please consult the jIRVEN Installation and User Guides for additional information. Access the IRF PPS Software webpage for more information related to jIRVEN software and related updates.