This project was conducted to provide recommendations for crosscutting functional status quality metrics. The project utilized a variety of data sources including the continuity assessment record and evaluation (CARE) tool which was developed and tested as a uniform assessment as part of a Post-Acute Payment Reform Demonstration. Findings from the project are expected to inform a larger policy discussion of crosscutting functional status quality metric development.
Following the study, researchers made the following recommendations: develop further two motor functional status quality metrics: self-care and mobility, use multiple items in the construction of crosscutting functional status metrics, and conduct additional analyses comparing metrics based on a discharge score and metrics based on a change score.
Report Title: Analysis of Crosscutting Functional Status Quality Metrics Using the Uniform Assessment Data Developed and Tested as Part of the CMS Post-Acute Care Payment Reform Demonstration
Agency Sponsor: OASPE, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Susan Bogasky, 202-401-0882
Performer: Research Triangle Institute
Record ID: 9628 (December 30, 2012)