IMPACT Bill Will Advance Assessment Item Standardization and Quality across the Care Spectrum

The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 was signed into law on Monday, October 6th. The Act will require post-acute care providers, defined as Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), and Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), to report standardized assessment data, as well as standardized quality and resource use measures. The IMPACT … Read More

Improving Medicare’s Post Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Hill Briefing Materials

On June 23, the National Coalition on Health Care and Long Term Quality Alliance convened for a briefing on the Improving Medicare’s Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act. Participants discussed the importance of standardizing data in post-acute settings. The IMPACT Act would lay the foundation for comparing quality across settings, improving discharge planning, and modernizing post-acute care payments by requiring post-acute … Read More