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CMS Seeks Feedback on the Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program

Posted on 7/7/2014 by NTOCC ® in Public Policy Updates

Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced they are seeking input from providers on the implementation of the LTCH Quality Reporting Program, which was authorized by the Affordable Care Act. CMS will be conducting brief interviews with providers on a voluntary basis during the months of July and August, 2014. Please see the CMS announcement below.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking input from providers related to the implementation of the Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) established by Section 3004 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as The Affordable Care Act (ACA).   
 
On behalf of CMS, Health Care Innovation Services (HCIS) will be conducting voluntary provider interviews during the months of July and August, 2014. This brief conversation is intended to assist CMS in better understanding the strengths, weaknesses, priorities and burdens associated with the QRP; to understand the means by which LTCH providers ensure the accuracy of submitted data; to understand the impact the LTCH QRP has or has had on LTCH patient services and outcomes; and to understand how CMS might improve the program and associated processes in the future. The information gathered through the collaborative process with HCIS will be very valuable to CMS in furthering the development of the LTCH QRP. Most interviews will be conducted over the telephone or per email. A comprehensive list of the questions and topics to be discussed will be provided prior to the interview process. Reports or summaries that result from the information gathered through the interview process will not contain any specific provider information.
 
If you are interested in participating in the interview process, please contact Health Care Innovation Services (HCIS) at help@hcareis.com.