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

Living up to its name: How to fix the Class Act

The Urban Institute will hold a special forum and webcast on Thursday, March 24th from 9:00-10:30 AM ET.  Marty Ford, a member of the LTQA, along with other experts will discuss the CLASS Act provision in the 2010 health law.  Can CLASS be fixed? What changes are needed?  The panel of experts will debate various proposals of this Act. To … Read More