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AAPM&R Submits Comments on IMPACT Act

Jul 05, 2017

On June 26, your Academy submitted comments to the RAND Corporation who is under contract by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop standardized patient/resident assessment data elements in alignment with the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (Impact Act). CMS sought comments from stakeholders on data elements that meet the IMPACT Act domains of cognitive function and mental status; medical conditions and co-morbidities; impairments; medication reconciliation; and care preferences. Your Academy has twice responded to CMS and its contractors on similar requests for information and comment on post-acute care assessment data elements and measures.