The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted an opportunity for public comment on a new cross-setting quality measure mandated by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014: Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB). The IMPACT Act promotes person-centered care through the alignment of a set of quality measures across the post-acute settings of home health, inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF), skilled nursing facilities (SNF), and long term care hospitals (LTCH).
Detailed specifications for the MSPB measure can be found at the CMS Quality Measures Public Comment site. Information on the measure, including instructions for submitting comments, can be found at the bottom of the page in the “Downloads” section in the file labeled MSPB-PAC Measure Specifications-Draft.
The public comment period for the Medicare Spending per Beneficiary cross-setting measure has been extended and now closes on 2/5/2016. Comments should be submitted to:
Thank you for your commitment to post-acute quality of care!
See More Posts...