Home Health & Hospice

What would the IMPACT Act mean for post-acute providers?

Homecare Insider, April 4, 2014

We don’t know how either OASIS or MDS will be revised (or potentially replaced). And, the bill only calls for admission and discharge reporting.
This raises several additional questions:
·         How is discharge being defined (from a service, or a setting)?
·         What might be interval reporting requirements beyond those at admission and discharge?
·         What additional information might be requested from the HHS that has not yet been specified?
There will be more details forthcoming in the upcoming weeks and months, as we follow this Act as it makes its way through Congress.