June 15, 2022 – Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Provider Preliminary Reports have been updated and are now available. These reports contain provider performance scores for quality measures, which will be published on Care Compare and Provider Data Catalog (PDC) during the September 2022 Release.
Please note that historically, in any given calendar year, CMS performs the annual update of all quality metrics based on IRF claims during the September refresh of the Care Compare/Provider Data Catalog sites. Since CMS only recently resumed public reporting of RFID claim-based metrics in the June 2022 refresh, we will not be performing the normal annual update in September as the data will not change. enough to be meaningful. CMS will then update these IRF measurements in the September 2023 update, after which we will resume our normal rhythm of annual updates.
The data contained in the preview reports is based on quality assessment data submitted by IRFs from From the 1st quarter of 2021 to the 4th quarter of 2021. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) measurements mirror data from From the 4th quarter of 2020 to the 3rd quarter of 2021 for the measures Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), as well as the 4th quarter of 2018 through 1st quarter 2019 for the Influenza Personnel de Santé (HCP) measurement. Data for claims-based metrics will show data from From 3rd quarter 2019 to 4th quarter 2019 and From 3rd quarter 2020 to 2nd quarter 2021 for this release.
Finally, a new CDC metric (COVID-19 vaccine coverage among healthcare workers (HCP)) will be published publicly on Care Compare and PDC starting with the September 2022 release and is reflected in preview reports. Data from the COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage among HCPs metric will show data submitted for 4th quarter 2021 for this release.
Suppliers have up to July 15, 2022 to review their performance data. Corrections to the underlying data will not be permitted during this period. However, providers can ask the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to review their data during the preview period if they believe the quality metric scores displayed in their preview reports are inaccurate.
For more information, please visit the CMS IRF QRP public reporting website.