On July 25, 2019 CMS released an important reminder regarding reconsideration requests.

Facilities that will be submitting reconsideration requests to CMS for the FY 2020 Annual Increase Factor (AIF) for the IRF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) are reminded that any documentation submitted for review that includes protected health information (PHI) will not be accepted, nor reviewed for reconsideration.

Please redact any PHI prior to sending by completely removing all PHI from supporting documentation. If any of the documents included in a reconsideration request contain PHI, the entire request will be rejected and your reconsideration will not be reviewed. Facilities are encouraged to carefully review all supporting materials to ensure all PHI has been removed.

For additional information you can visit theIRF Quality Reporting Reconsideration and Exception & Extension website.