This article answers the question, "What is in the category, 'Other' in the PAD table on the Facility Detail Page?"
The Post-Acute Destinations, or PAD, table is conceptually like train cars in a rail yard. A single track comes in from the facility on the page, and the patients are like the trains that are switched down different tracks to different post-acute destinations. In the table, the "source" is listed on the left (in the image, INPatient is the source) with the destinations indicated in each header.
We determine the "destination" for each row based on the code indicated in Box 17 - Patient Status, from form UB-04 (CMS 1450).
Although possible codes for this field could be 0-99, only 17 are defined - the rest are "reserved for national assignment." We identify the six post-acute care settings using the codes in the table below. ALL other codes are aggregated into the category, "Other." Because the statuses that generate this aggregated count provide no insight into the selected facility or post acute care provided, we do not create a metric for those patients who were instructed who received the matching care or those who entered the care setting within 30 days of discharge. Those two columns will always have a "-" for the "Other" row. It is important to note that some of these "other" statuses have no meaningful post-acute referent.
|Post-Acute Destination||Status Code|
Inpatient to Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF)
|Inpatient to Long Term Care Hospitals (LTCH)||63|
|Inpatient to Home Health Agency (HHA)||06|
|Inpatient to Hospice (HOS)||40, 50,51|
|Inpatient to Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)||03|
|Inpatient to Home or Self Care (No PAC)||blank, 0, 00, 01 (01 is the suggested code.)|