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Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) - Patient Assessment Instrument (PAI) Files

Medicare

Description

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) - Patient Assessment Instrument (PAI) files have the following data on physical and cognitive assessments conducted at an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF):

  • admission dates;
  • beneficiary demographics;
  • cognitive health status;
  • diagnosis codes;
  • physical evaluations;
  • plan enrollment;
  • processing codes; and
  • provider characteristics.

Variables Summary

The table below lists variable categories for and some key variables in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) - Patient Assessment Instrument (PAI) data. For a comprehensive list of variables, review the IRF-PAI data dictionary.

Cognitive Assessment

Memory, Nonvocal Expression, Problem Solving, Social Interaction

Dates

Admission Date, Date of Onset, Discharge Date

Demographics

Age, Beneficiary Identification Number, Date of Birth, Gender, Height, Marital Status, Race/Ethnicity, Residential Zip Code, Weight

Diagnoses

Claim Diagnosis Codes (International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Codes), including Comorbid Conditions, Complications During Rehabilitation Stay, Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetic Retinopathy and Neouropathy, Peripheral Vascular/Arterial Disease, Therapy Session Information

Eligibility & Enrollment

Impairment Group (Reason for Rehab), Payment Source, Pre-Hospital Conditions

Physical Assessment

Airway Clearance, Auditory, Bladder, Bowel Continence, Breathing, Cough, Locomotion Status and Capabilities (Walking, Wheelchair), Pain, Self-Care Status and Capabilities (Bathing, Dressing, Eating, Grooming, Toileting), Skin Conditions,  Swallowing Status, Ulcers, Visual, Vocal

Processing

Version Code

Provider

Facility ID

Years Available

2002 - 2018

Data Dictionary Link

Visit the Data Documentation Page

NIA Surveys Offering IRF-PAI

HRS, NSHAP, PT, WLS

NIA Surveys Not Offering IRF-PAI

BLSA, CE, HABC, LLFS, NHAS, NLTCS, PSAD, PSID, RADC, UAS, UFOVT

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