Recently, the number of for-profit inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF) in the United States has been rising, while the number of not-for-profit IRFs has been declining. High quality care continues to be a top priority for IRFs. To ensure the delivery of high quality care, Medicare implemented the IRF Quality Reporting Program (IRF-QRP) in Fiscal Year 2014. Differences have been identified between IRFs based on ownership status, however the studies have focused on only a single patient population or used now outdated measures from the IRF-QRP. The panelists in this symposium will discuss the association between facility-level IRF characteristics and 30-day readmission, examine the variation in IRF-QRP process and outcome measures based on ownership status, and discuss how previous and upcoming rehabilitation-related policies may impact IRFs.
Upon completion, participants will be able to define 3 key characteristics of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Reporting Program.
Upon completion, participants will be able to describe the differences in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility process and outcome measures based on facility ownership status.
Upon completion, participants will be able to describe two recent rehabilitation-related policies and the implications for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities.