Reset Impact Act Timeline

Jason Healy

April 19th, 2021

Rep. Sewell and Rep. Buchanan introduce bill to reset IMPACT Act timeline. Analysis by Jason Healy.

In 2014, Congress passed the IMPACT Act which set forth a ten-year path for Congress and CMS to consider unifying the four post-acute payment systems (HHA, IRF, LTCH, SNF). Six years later, some members of Congress are concerned that the pandemic will slow down the debate and will prevent CMS from having the most accurate data. Last summer, CMS suspended collection of the “SPADES” data to help prepare for possible post-acute unification.