IMPACT Act Standardizing Postacute Care Data Signed Into Law

Legislation that would standardize data used across postacute care (PAC) settings has been signed into law and will join a larger package of reforms. APTA worked to influence this legislation.

The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act signed by President Barack Obama on Monday directs the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to standardize patient assessment data, quality, and resource use measures for PAC providers including home health agencies (HHAs), skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), and long-term care hospitals (LTCHs).

The House and Senate passed the legislation in September.

Full story of the IMPACT Act at APTA