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A New Look at Section GG for the Inpatient Rehab Facility: 2018 Update

presented by Ellen R. Strunk

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Financial: Ellen Strunk receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Ellen Strunk has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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If you currently practice (or plan to practice) in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF), then you must prepare for Section GG. The Improving Post-Acute Care Transformation Act (IMPACT) of 2014 requires the standardization of patient assessment data reported in each post-acute care setting (Inpatient Rehab Facilities, Long-Term Care Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Home Health Agencies). On October 1, 2016, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities began to collect mandatory data items related to functional status at admission and discharge from the facility. The intent of the data collection is to facilitate communication and care processes between settings as well as provide the basis for comparing patient types, outcomes of care, and costs associated with that care between settings and longitudinally. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the language in several of the items and added a new response option to provide more clarity to users and facilitate consistency in data collection.

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Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC

Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC, has worked in various roles and settings as both a clinician and manager/director: hospital, transitional care, Director of Rehab for a hospital home health agency, Clinical Consultant, Director of a HH staffing division, and Director of Governmental Affairs for a company providing rehab services in long-term care,…

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1. Overview of the Functional Measures

Chapter one will provide an overview of the functional measure implemented across the post-acute care spectrum, and the measures selected for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) rationale for selecting the measures are discussed, as well as how the measures will be used to evaluate providers.

2. Assessing Self-Care

Chapter two will provide an overview of the self-care items used in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility. The rating scale definitions and guidelines for assessment will be discussed.

3. Self-Care Items

Chapter three will explain the self-care items used in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility. Each item’s definition will be discussed in detail and examples of assessment application will be given.

4. Assessing Mobility

Chapter four will provide an overview of the mobility items used in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility. The rating scale definitions and guidelines for assessment will be discussed.

5. Mobility Items: Part One

Chapter five will explain the mobility items used in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility to assess bed mobility and transfers. Each item’s definition will be discussed in detail and examples of assessment application will be given.

6. Mobility Items: Part Two

Chapter six will explain the mobility items used in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility to assess walking, wheeling and picking up an object. Each item’s definition will be discussed in detail and examples of assessment application will be given.

7. Discharge Goals

Chapter seven will explain the concept of setting discharge goals for Section GG in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility. Coding tips for determining the most appropriate level of ability will be given.

8. How Will the Functional Outcome Measure be “Measured”?

Chapter eight will describe the functional change measure used in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility. Additional items used for risk adjustment will be reviewed as well as the importance of accurate data collection.

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