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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 4994

On Monday, October 6, 2014, the President signed into law:

H.R. 4994, the "Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act" or the "IMPACT Act of 2014," which creates a standardized Medicare assessment tool for comparing patient data across the various types of post-acute care settings for purposes of quality, payment, and discharge planning, and makes other changes to Medicare current law relating to post-acute care.