FY 2019 PPS Rule for Inpatient Rehab Facilities: What You Need to Know Now

Presented by Virginia Littlepage, M.S., CCC-SLP  

This spring, CMS released the fiscal year 2019 prospective payment system (PPS) proposed rule for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF). The proposed rule is focused on clinicians spending more time with patients and continuing to improve interoperability of electronic health records. The content of the proposed rule was informed by comments from inpatient rehab providers and their feedback about burdensome documentation requirements and time spent on paperwork.

Watch the webinar presented by clinical consultant Virginia Littlepage, M.S. CCC-SLP to learn about the proposed changes and how they impact inpatient rehabilitation providers.

Watch to learn how the proposed rule affects:

  • Documentation requirements
  • The Functional Independence Measure (FIM™) instrument 
  • The Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility - Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI)
  • Meaningful measures
  • Payment rates


About the Presenter


Virginia Littlepage, M.S., CCC-SLP has been a Clinical Consultant at Mediware for the past eleven years. Before Mediware, she spent more than 16 years working in inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing units, long term acute care facilities and outpatient hospital settings, in clinical, supervisory and management roles. She received her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Oklahoma.


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About Mediware

Mediware is a leading supplier of software for healthcare and human service providers and payers. Core Mediware solutions include blood management technologies for hospitals and blood centers; cell therapy solutions for cord blood banks, cancer treatment centers, and research facilities; medication management solutions for hospitals, behavioral health facilities, infusion and specialty pharmacy providers; and rehabilitation therapy and respiratory care solutions. For more information about Mediware products and services, visit our website at www.mediware.com.