On March 20, your Academy met with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in Washington, DC to discuss their September 2018 report, Many Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Stays Did Not Meet Medicare Coverage and Documentation Requirements. Your Academy discussed concerns regarding the report’s methods and potential repercussions on future policy. Your Academy also provided proactive solutions to improve federal audits of IRFs. The OIG offered to have a follow up meeting, which will be planned in the coming weeks.
Stay tuned to your Academy communications for more information and read the following comments submitted by the Academy on this issue: