Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) Quarterly Q&As, March 2022, Consolidated June 2020 to March 2022 document so that all IRF providers have the benefit of the clarifications to existing guidance. Through inquiries to the IRF Post-Acute Care (PAC) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Help Desk, CMS identifies the opportunity to clarify or refine guidance.
The Quarterly Q&As document can be accessed via the Downloads section of the IRF-PAI and IRF QRP Manual webpage. You can also access the Quarterly Q&A document here. This is a 45-page document.
The IRF-PAI-Version-4.0-Effective-10-01-22-Final is also available for review. Version 4.0 is identified as effective October 1, 2022. It contains the OMB approval number (OMB No. 0938-0842) as well as the PRA (Paperwork Reduction Act) Disclosure Statement.