Partnering with Econometrica to educate healthcare providers across five care settings, on patient assessment data reporting requirements, as required by the IMPACT Act.

Challenge:

Congress believes that Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers are not able to evaluate appropriate care settings because information across post-acute care settings (PAC) is not comparable. In 2014, they passed the IMPACT Act, requiring long-term care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and hospices to report standardized patient assessment data and capture patient preferences and goals. Due to this new reporting requirement, healthcare providers will need to receive training on data collection practices and data submission accuracy.

Solution:

In 2015, Qualidigm partnered with Econometrica to educate healthcare providers in five care settings across the United States in support the patient assessment data reporting requirements under the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act).  Contracted for a period of five years, Qualidigm works collaboratively with Econometrica to assess healthcare provider training needs, develop training materials, and deliver face to face interactive training and education programs.

Benefit:

New standardized data elements will be interoperable across all post-acute care settings, and providers will have received the necessary training to implement the new standardized data elements. This quality data will promote integrated care delivery, more transparency for patients and families, guidance for the choice of providers, and development of outcomes-focused value-based payment models for national policies and payment.