Oct 02, 2023
Notice of Upcoming IRF QRP Measure Removals
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is alerting Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) providers of upcoming measure removals from the IRF Quality Reporting Program (QRP). The following quality measures are planned for removal from the iQIES Review and Correct Reports, Facility-Level Quality Measure (QM) Reports, and Patient-Level QM Reports in January 2024:
- Application of Percent of Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Patients with an Admission and Discharge Functional Assessment and a Care Plan That Addresses Function
- IRF Functional Outcome Measure: Change in Self-Care Score for Medical Rehabilitation Patients
- IRF Functional Outcome Measure: Change in Mobility Score for Medical Rehabilitation Patients
Once removed from reports, users will no longer have access to any data or measure results for these measures.
These measures will last appear in the March 2024 Provider Preview Reports for the June 2024 Refresh of IRF QRP data. Starting with the September 2024 Release, these measures will be removed from Care Compare and Provider Data Catalog. Once removed, the historic publicly reported measure data will continue to be available in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities Data Archive files on the Provider Data Catalog.
Please direct any questions on these measure removals or questions related to quality measures on the IRF QRP Reports to the IRF QRP help desk at IRF.email@example.com.