The AAMC submitted a comment letter on June 3 supporting the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule (86 Fed. Reg. 19480) to update the definition of a “displaced resident" when an inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) or a program at an IPF closes. The proposed change is consistent with the definition in the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule, which considers a resident to be displaced from the date the closure is publicly announced.
The proposed change would help ensure that residents at closing IPFs have an easier time finding another residency program that allows them to complete their training. In the letter, the AAMC strongly encouraged the CMS to also adopt the same definition of “displaced resident” for inpatient rehabilitation facilities.