IMPACT Act of 2014
The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (the IMPACT Act) was passed by Congress on September 18, 2014 and signed into law by President Obama on October 6, 2014. The Act requires the submission of standardized data by Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Home Health Agencies (HHAs) and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs).
The IMPACT Act standardized the reporting of:
Through the use of standardized quality measures and standardized data, the intent of the Act, among other obligations, is to enable interoperability and access to longitudinal information for such providers to facilitate coordinated care, improved outcomes, and overall quality comparisons.
To achieve the standardization of data across settings, the following post-acute care facilities are required by the IMPACT Act to submit data on specific quality measures: Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Home Health Agencies (HHAs) and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs). Specific information about each setting and reporting tools can be found on CMS’ website at:
Reporting of Quality Measures
To the extent possible, the Secretary shall require reporting of such new quality measures through the PAC assessment instruments.
Timeline for New Quality Domains*Functional Status
*Displayed dates are deadlines for measure specification and data collection. Confidential feedback reporting and public reporting is required one and two years, respectively, after the dates displayed above.
Society Nominations for Measure Development Panels
The Society has successfully nominated members to participate CMS measure development panels for the IMPACT Act measure development. Below is the current list of liaisons. While the Society nominates the liaisons to participate on the measure development panels, these liaisons represent themselves as individuals with expertise on the panels, not the Society.