Revenue Cycle

CMS responds to OIG review of rehab facilities

Recovery Auditor Report, August 19, 2010

Inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF) were the recent target of two OIG reviews. While the reports on the reviews contain information pertinent to IRFs, the official CMS response to the findings is notable to many different types of providers.

The first report, a nationwide review of IRF transmission of patient assessment instruments for calendar years (CY) 2006 and 2007, showed that IRFs didn’t always submit required patient assessment data in timely fashion, which would trigger a reduction in the case-mix group payment, according to Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC, president of Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC in Milwaukee, WI.

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