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Repisodic and the IMPACT Act

Understanding the new Medicare hospital discharge planning requirements

New Regulations and Hospital Conditions of Participation Aim to Empower Patients and Optimize Care Transitions

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that revises hospital discharge planning requirements to empower patients to make more informed post-acute care decisions. The rule went into effect on November 29, 2019 and was temporarily paused during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What this means for hospitals?

As mandated by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act), hospitals are now required to assist patients in selecting a post-acute care provider by using and sharing data on quality measures and resource use measures.

This data must be relevant and applicable to the patient’s goals of care and treatment preferences.

Repisodic is the Best Solution to Ensure Compliance

Repisodic Choice automates compliance with the new dishcharge planning regulations. Our platform makes it easy to put together CMS-compliant lists of post-acute care providers that includes the most recent quality measures and resource use measures for patient review. We automatically archive all lists in the EHR to support future audits.

Our national database includes all insurance plan and managed care network information, relevant disclosures related to patient freedom of choice and can be customized to include requisite financial disclosures for hospital-associated post-acute providers.

Repisodic Choice

Helping You Meet Key Hospital Requirements

IMPACT Act RequirementRepisodic Choice
The hospital must share post-acute care data on quality measures and resource use measures with the patient and their caregivers.Repisodic Choice post-acute care lists include patient relevant quality data that is seamlessly shared with patients and caregivers inside or outside of the hospital.
The hospital’s discharge plan must include a list of providers that are available to the patient, participate in the Medicare program, and meet the geographic needs of the patient.Repisodic’s database includes all Medicare certified providers. Hospital users can quickly filter providers based on insurance, clinical services, and location to build a list customized for each patient.
The hospital must inform the patient of their freedom to choose among participating Medicare providers.Repisodic Choice complies with Freedom of Choice guidelines and reminds the patient when the list is presented.
Hospitals must document how list of post-acute care providers and quality data was presented to the patient in the patient’s medical record.Repisodic Choice's standard patient signature template is presented with each list and can be used to meet survey requirements.
Return on Investment

Our Proven Impact

Reduce Length of Stay
$3M in annual savings through reduced length of stay for patients transitioning to Skilled Nursing Facilities
Increase Network Provider Utilization
17% increase in patients choosing high quality network providers over 6 months
Increase Patient Satisfaction
25% increase in discharge compentent of HCAHPS rose to 99th percentile in one isolated floor study.