Early Findings from the IMPACT National Beta Test of Candidate Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements (SPADEs)


November 27, 2018


12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST


RAND Corporation
1200 South Hayes Street
Arlington, Virginia 22202-5050


On behalf of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the RAND Corporation is hosting an overview of the results from its national test related to data element standardization for post-acute care providers on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET at the RAND offices in Arlington, VA. RAND will provide updates on and early findings from the National Beta Test of candidate standardized patient assessment data elements (SPADEs), discuss areas of support and key concerns raised by stakeholders during prior engagement activities, and answer questions from attendees.

Presentation Materials

Presentation materials are available on CMS' IMPACT Act Downloads and Videos page.

Direct link to materials (PDF) - https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Post-Acute-Care-Quality-Initiatives/Downloads/Early-Findings-from-the-RAND-IMPACT-National-Beta-Test.pdf

During the presentation, we also referred to the assessment protocols used in the National Beta test. Protocols are available at the bottom of this page:


If you have any questions, please email SPADEForum@rand.org.