Post-Acute Care TOH Quality Measures Pilot Study by CMS: Respond by January 17

January 13, 2017
Policy Snapshot

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contracted with RTI International and Abt Associates to develop and implement two Transfer of Health Information and Care Preferences (TOH) quality measures for skilled nursing facility, inpatient rehabilitation facility, long-term care hospital, and home health agency settings. The TOH measures meet requirements under the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act (IMPACT Act) of 2014. As part of the measure development process, we are pilot testing the TOH measures to investigate data collection methods, time to complete the items, feasibility of implementing, and properties.

Agencies and facilities that have been Medicare-certified for at least one year are eligible to participate in the pilot study. View the Transfer of Health Pilot zip file on the IMPACT Act Downloads and Videos webpage for more information, including the Recruitment Letter and Interest Form, and respond by January 17.