St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that its inpatient Rehabilitation Institute ranked in the top 10 percent of 868 inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) that qualified to be ranked in the IRF database of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSmr) for cases discharged between January 2019 and September 2019.
“I am extremely proud of the collaborative efforts of our physicians, clinical staff and other team members who helped achieve this recognition,” says Krista Roberts, CEO of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. “More importantly, I am pleased that we are able to offer quality inpatient rehabilitation services in Enid so patients and their loved ones do not have to drive to Oklahoma City or Tulsa to receive these important medical rehabilitation services.”
The rankings were determined by using UDSmr’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 nearly three-quarters of all IRFs in the country. UDSmr’s PEM 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). The goal of the PEM Report Card is to recognize high-performing facilities for their delivery of quality patient care that is effective, efficient, timely, and patient-centered.
“To recognize the efficient and effective care it provides to its patients, we are pleased to present this award to St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Institute," said Troy Hillman, Manager of the Analytical Services Group at UDSmr. “As the creator and caretaker of the nation’s largest database of rehabilitation outcomes, and with over 30 years of experience and data, UDSmr continues working with the industry to establish best practices. The PEM Report Card has served as a tool for identifying and recognizing high-performing facilities, working with them to learn how they provide efficient and effective care, and sharing what we learn with others to elevate the performance of all. We look forward to working with 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 30th year that UDSmr has issued these awards. The 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 data used for this report was based on nine months of 2019 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 UDSmr’s database. The resulting distribution of the facility PEM scores for UDSmr’s IRF subscribers exhibited a normal distribution.