IRF Submits Comments to CMS

Erica Wildberger

February 15th, 2021

Comment period for IRF Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) ends this week. Brooks Rehabilitation announces second IRF in Florida.

The nation’s rehabilitation hospitals and their Washington trade associations commented this week on CMS’ plan to use its “Review Choice Demonstration” (RCD) to increase scrutiny of patient admissions. In our previous editions, regulatory counsel Jason Healy reviewed the technical issues. As Jason noted, CMS has previously extended RCD-audits into full-blown prior authorization requirements for other patient services.