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IRF Quality Reporting Technical Information

The purpose of this web page is to provide technical updates and resources related to IRF data collection, submission of quality data, information regarding the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), and the IRF- Patient Assessment Instrument (PAI). Users may also find contact information on this page for where to direct questions related to technical issues.

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 coding or IRF-PAI data submission:

Phone: 1-800-339-9313, e-mail:, or

For questions related to technical issues:

For the Quality Improvement and Evaluation Systems (QIES) Technical Support Office:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network Website

Information related to the procedures using the NHSN for data submission for CAUTI, MRSA, CDI, and the Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Personnel measures can be found at:

For NHSN questions:

Data Collection Software: 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 to collect and maintain Patient Assessment Instrument (PAI) information. jIRVEN displays the IRF Patient Assessment Instrument (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. Click here to access the IRF PPS software page for more information related to jIRVEN software and related updates.