SCIMS Data Set: Preparing for the Future (Rehab Institute of Chicago)

altSCIMS Data Set: Preparing for Future Changes (Rehab Institute of Chicago)

Medicare plans to revise the mandated patient assessment data sets it uses to determine Medicare payments and monitor quality. The IRF-PAI.FIM is one of the instruments to be revised.If the Medicare program alters its functional assessment items, the National Spinal Cord Injury Model System (SCIMS) data set will need to be updated to include any changes.

The goal of this modular project is to help the SCI Model System Centers and the National SCI Statistical Center prepare for the transition to new functional assessment items, including the development of a croswalk between the FIM and the new items.