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

This summer, CMS released the fiscal year 2019 prospective payment system (PPS) final rule for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF).  The final rule is focused on clinicians spending more time with patients and continuing to improve the interoperability of electronic health records.

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

Watch to learn how the final rule affects:

  • Documentation requirements
  • The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) instrument
  • The IRF patient assessment instrument (IRF-PAI)
  • Meaningful measures
  • Payment rates

About the Presenter

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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.