Policy Resources

AHA Regulatory Advisory: Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility PPS: Proposed Rule for FY 2014 (June 6, 2013)

Moran Report: Utilization Trends in Inpatient Rehabilitation: Update Through Q2: 2012 (November 2012)

FY2010 IRF Coverage Criteria: AHA's Advisory, CMS' Provider Education Call Materials

Limiting Access to Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation: A Look at Payment Denials for Medicare Patients Treated in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (October 3, 2007)
A report prepared by the United BioSource Corporation and the American Hospital Association

RAND Report on IRF PPS Recommendations and Research plans (January 2, 2002)
The report describes research undertaken by RAND to support the development and implementation of a prospective payment system for inpatient rehabilitation for HCFA (now CMS). It presents recommendations concerning the payment system and discusses plans for further research on monitoring and refinement of the PPS .

Summary of CMS IRF-PPS Conference Call (December 20, 2001)

PPS for Rehab: Implementation Issues (November 2001)  
This is a PowerPoint Presentation by Brian Ellsworth.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System (October 2001)   
This is a PowerPoint Presentation by Mark Callan and Kelly Price, The Healthcare Association of New York State

AHA meets with HHS: Standardizing Patient Assessment Instruments Across Settings (April 25, 2001) 
This is a PowerPoint presentation by Brian Ellsworth to HHS

AHA Presentation on Post-Acute Issues (March 2001) 
This is a PowerPoint presentation by Brian Ellsworth and Barbara Marone to the Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation.

RAND Interim Report on an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System (July 2000)
Report prepared for HCFA by Grace Carter, et al., No. DRU-2309-HCFA



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