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Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 4994

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

October 06, 2014

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 astandardized 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.