David Gifford, Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, American Health Care Association
Judith Tobin, Managing Director, Engelberg Center for Health Reform, Brookings Institution
Join the National Coalition on Health Care and Long Term Quality Alliance for a briefing on the Improving Medicare’s Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act by Dr. David Gifford, MD, MPH, and Judith Tobin. Dr. Gifford is the Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at the American Health Care Association and Ms. Tobin is the Managing Director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings Institution.
The lack of comparable data across Medicare’s post-acute care settings complicates coordination of care and measurement of quality and outcomes. The IMPACT Act would lay the foundation for comparing quality across settings, improving discharge planning, and modernizing post-acute care payments by requiring post-acute providers to report standardized assessment data and quality measures. Dr. Gifford and Ms. Tobin will discuss ongoing efforts to measure and improve quality and the impact this simple legislation could have on future costs and quality of Medicare post-acute care.