The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services mandated standardized patient functional assessment, known as Section GG, across post-acute settings. To understand functionality of Section GG used at post-acute care settings, we conducted secondary data analysis using 2017 Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation database. We characterized response pattern of self-care and mobility items from both Functional Independence Measure (FIM)TM and Section GG. Six out of 17 Section GG mobility items were used to calculate total mobility score as the rest 11 items had more than 28% missing at admission. We examined agreement between FIM and Section GG rankings (high to low function) and Pearson correlation coefficients of total score between FIM and Section GG. The third example in this symposium will share with the audience first-hand comparison of functional performance data collected from both FIM and Section GG for patients receiving services at Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities.
Describe how levels of independence with function and caregiver support are associated with successful discharge to community after home health for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.
Compare the number of episodes and modes of intervention of physical therapy care following incident diagnosis of OA (hip, knee, spine)
Describe the relationship between the number of episodes of PT and elective hospitalizations and follow-up physician visits.
Understand similarity and difference in self-care and mobility items used in Section GG compared to Functional Independence Measure.
Characterize patient response pattern from both Section GG and Functional Independence Measure.