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IRF PPS: New IRF-PAI Items Effective October 1, 2015
Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

In the FY 2015 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) final rule, CMS finalized two new items on the IRF- Patient Assessment Instrument (PAI), an arthritis attestation item and the therapy information section. This MLN Connects™ National Provider Call focuses on training providers on how to code and complete these new items on the IRF-PAI, which will become effective for IRF discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2015. Additionally, CMS subject matter experts will clarify the signature page requirements.

Prior to the call, participants are encouraged to review the updated IRF-PAI training manual in the “Downloads” section of the IRF-PAI web page. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

When: Thursday, January 15, 2015

Time:    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Target Audience:  IRF providers, industry stakeholders, and other interested parties.


  • Arthritis attestation: Item 24A
  • Therapy information section: Items O0401 and O0402
  • Signature page clarification: Item Z0400A

Call Materials:
Slide Presentation [PDF, 276KB]

Audio Recording [ZIP, 17MB]

Written Transcript [PDF, 342KB]

Video Slideshow Presentation

Follow-up Information from Call

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For more information, please visit the IRF PPS website.