Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Middletown announced it ranked in the top 10% of 868 inpatient rehabilitation facilities by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation in 2018.

“Our goal is to change the lives of our patients, and this recognition proves our staff go above and beyond for our patients,” said Mat Gooch, CEO of Encompass Health Middletown. “We will continue to provide world-class care to our community, and we are so grateful to have one of the best teams in the country and are honored to provide such needed services to our community.”

The rankings were determined by using UDSMR’s program evaluation model, 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, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ reporting tool for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System. The goal of the report card is to recognize high-performing facilities for their delivery of quality patient care that is effective, efficient, timely and patient-centered.

This is the 12th 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 12 months of 2018 data, drawn from 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 zero 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.

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