Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility PPS

Inpatient rehabilitation facilities fulfill a critical need in the patient care continuum, helping to restore vital function and movement for patients requiring a combination of hospital care and intensive rehabilitation.

This web page provides information and resources related to inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units, with a focus on Medicare payment and related implementation issues.

Visitors to this site may also be interested in learning more about the resources and services of the AHA Constituency Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation. This special section of the membership comprises over 3,000 members that offer hospital rehabilitation, long-term acute, skilled nursing, home health, and post-acute care.

Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation In a broad sense, rehabilitation services are measures taken to promote optimum attainable levels of physical, cognitive, emotional, psychological, social, and economic usefulness, and thereafter to maintain the individual at the maximal functional level. The term is us...

Inpatient Rehabilitation - 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...

Inpatient Rehabilitation - CMS Resources

CMS' Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility PPS site CMS Summary Sheets CMS Transmittals CMS issues new Draft Pressure Ulcer Instructions: IRF Patient Assessment Instrument (February 9, 2012) CMS posts new IRF PPS rates for FY 2010 effective for IRF discharges occurring on or after ...

Scanning the Headlines: Rehabilitation Services

Updated on March 18, 2016 Links to full-text articles are provided where available. For information on obtaining print copies of articles, please call the AHA Resource Center at (312) 422-2050. Role of Post-Acute Care in New Care Delivery Models. Trendwatch. (2015, Dec.). Chcago: ...

Related Resources

Special Bulletin
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On April 17, the Centers for Medicare…
Special Bulletin
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