CMS conducting Transfer of Health Information and Care Preferences quality study

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is contracting with RTI and Abt to develop and implement two quality measures designed to meet requirements under the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act (IMPACT Act) of 2014.

The quality measures are centered around Transfer of Health Information and Care Preferences (TOH). The TOH cross-setting measures will be collected for the following post-acute care settings: IRFs, SNFs, LTCHs, and HHAs. As part of the measure development process, RTI, in collaboration with Abt, will pilot-test the TOH measures to investigate data collection methods and time to complete the items, which include the feasibility of implementing the TOH quality measures and measure properties.

Agencies and facilities must be Medicare-certified for at least one year to participate in the pilot study.

Click here to download a ZIP file with the recruitment letter, which provides more information about the pilot study and the interest Form. Interest forms received after Jan. 17 are welcome and will be considered for the later testing activities.