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The Minimal Data Set for Post-Acute Care: A HCFA Initiative in Post-Acute Care Assessment

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  • Hcfa
  • Rehabilitation
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  • Standards
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The Minimal Data Set for Post-Acute Care: A HCFA Initiative in Post-Acute Care Assessment Health Policy Newsletter ____________________________________________________________ Volume 11 Number 3 September, 1998 Article 3 ____________________________________________________________ The Minimal Data Set for Post-Acute Care: A HCFA Initiative in Post-Acute Care Assessment John L. Melvin, MD, MMSc * * Moss Rehabilitation Hospital Copyright ©1998 by the author. Health Policy Newsletter is a tri-annual publication of the Thomas Jefferson University/Jefferson Health System Department of Health Policy, 1015 Walnut Street, Suite 621, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Suggested Citation: Melvin JL. The minimal data set for post-acute care: A HCFA initiative in post-acute care assessment. Health Policy Newsletter 1998; 11(3): Article 3. Retrieved [date] from http://jdc.jefferson.edu/hpn/vol11/iss3/3. John L. Melvin: The Minimal Data Set for Post-Acute Care Health Policy Newsletter Vol. 11, Number 3 (September 1998), Article 3 The Minimal Data Set for Post-Acute Care: A HCFA Initiative in Post-Acute Care Assessment Inpatient post-acute care providers face revision of the patient data they collect if the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) implements the instrument under development by its Post-Acute Care Standardized Assessment Project (the Project). According to this initiative, HCFA may mandate that staff working in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and in rehabilitation and long term care hospitals implement the use of the Minimum Data Set for Post-Acute Care (MDS-PAC), a standardized data set that includes the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients admitted to post- acute facilities. HCFA designed the Project to reflect its future view of how it might relate to health care quality monitoring and payment systems, i.e., HCFA expects that its future agenda will be based on standardized benefic

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