The Rehabilitation Institute Recognized as Top 10 Percent of Inpatient Rehabilitations Facilities

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
St Mary's staff receiving top 10 percent award

The Rehabilitation Institute at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that it ranked in the top 10 percent of 856 inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) that qualified to be ranked in the IRF database of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSmr®, LLC) for cases discharged between October 2020 and September 2021.

“St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Institute has been recognized by Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation for the 2nd year in a row, as one of the Top 10 percent Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities in the United States,” said Krista Roberts, CEO of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. “This recognition exemplifies the success of the high-quality patient care that is being delivered by our physicians and employees of The Rehabilitation Institute.”

The rankings were determined by using UDSmr, LLC’s program evaluation model (PEM), a case-mix-adjusted and severity-adjusted tool that provides facilities with a composite performance score and percentile ranking drawn from over 80 percent of all IRFs in the country. UDSmr, LLC’s PEM Version 2 Report Card uses the indicators of efficiency and effectiveness contained in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ reporting tool for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System (IRF PPS) and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Reporting Program (IRF QRP). The goal of the PEM Version 2 Report Card is to recognize high-performing facilities for their delivery of quality patient care that is effective, efficient, timely, and patient-centered.

“Years ago, neurologist, Dr. J. Knapik, saw a need for a rehab unit due to the number of stroke and neurosurgery patients being sent to the larger cities for post care rehabilitation,” said Brittney Buller, Director of The Rehabilitation Institute.  “Thirty-three years later our rehab team continues to be committed to the delivery of quality patient care that is patient-centered and helps patients meet their goals to return to their lives and community.”

“To recognize the efficient and effective care it provides to its patients, we are pleased to present this award to The Rehabilitation Institute at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center,” said Troy Hillman, Manager of the Analytical Services Group at UDSmr, LLC. “As the creator and caretaker of the nation’s largest database of rehabilitation outcomes, and with over thirty years of experience and data, UDSmr, LLC continues working with the industry to establish best practices. Development of the PEM Report Card has served as a tool to identify and recognize high-performing facilities, to work with them to learn how they provide efficient and effective care, and to share what we learn with others to elevate the performance of all. We look forward to working with The Rehabilitation Institute at St. Mary’s and the other top performing facilities across the country that rank in the top 10 percent to improve care in all inpatient rehabilitation facilities.”

This is the fourteenth year that UDSmr, LLC has issued these awards. The original PEM Report Card was developed as part of a proactive solution to the Institute of Medicine’s 2006 recommendation to Congress that every Medicare provider be reimbursed on a pay-for-performance basis. The PEM Version 2 Report Card built upon the success of the original version, replacing certain effectiveness indicators with quality measures that were similar in nature and used in measuring IRF performance in the Medicare IRF QRP. The data used for this report was based on twelve months of data drawn from both Medicare and non-Medicare patients. The results were weighted and combined into a single composite score, and each facility was assigned a percentile rank from 0 to 100 relative to the other qualifying IRF subscribers in the UDS‑PRO® database.