Inpatient Rehabilitation - CMS Resources

CMS' Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility PPS site

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 April 1, 2010 (April 8, 2010)

CMS Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Coverage Requirements presentation slides (November 12, 2009)
CMS training call describing the new IRF coverage requirements.

Medicare Claims Review Program (MR, NCCI Edits, MUEs, CERT and RAC) (October 2008)
CMS has published a new educational resource discussing the Medicare Claims Review Program is now available on the CMS website. This booklet provides an overview of the several initiatives implemented by CMS to prevent improper payments before a claim is processed and identify and recoup improper payments after a claim has been processed. To access this new product, visit the CMS website.

CMS Memorandum on Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System and the impact of the 75% rule (June 8, 2007)

CMS rescinds Transmittal 65 (CR 5405 issued January 27, 2007) that would have affect qualifications for personnel and made changes to the definition of what constitutes skilled services in an acute care setting.

75% Rule Presumptive Compliance Standard (October 3, 2006)

CMS Issues Correction to IRF Final Rule for 2007 (September 30, 2006)
On Friday, September 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a technical correction to the FY 2007 final rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system. See the update that was published in the Federal Register. Most of these minor changes to the rule, which were effective October 1, pertain to the provisions on competitive bidding for durable medical equipment (which are not traditionally included in this rule). The update also corrects a type-setting error in the wage-index table.

CMS issues revised IRF PPS Grouper Software (CMG 2000 version 2.02) (April 10, 2006)

Therapy Caps Effective January 1, 2006 - Transmittal 759 (November 2005)

CMS issues Transmittal 478 to FIs (February 18, 2005)

MM3704 - Clarification of the Verification Process

NIH and CMS Report on February 2005 Workshop to Develop a Research Agenda on Appropriate Settings for Rehabilitation (February 15, 2005)

CMS Updates 75% Rule Requirements (October 29, 2004)
Transmittal 347 revises the 75% Rule implementation instructions issued to providers in June 2004 (Transmittal 221).

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility - Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) Training Manual: Effective 4/01/04 (January 21, 2004)