Mobility Is the Future webcast


In past years, long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) were required to report on three quality measures under long-term care hospital quality reporting (LTCHQR) programs. Facilities that do not participate successfully are subject to a 2% reduction in payment determination to the market basket update.1

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to collect data on 12 quality measures for federal fiscal year 2018 payment determinations, which include assessing change in mobility among patients requiring ventilator support.1 This measure estimates the risk-adjusted change in mobility score between admission and discharge among LTCH patients who required ventilatory support upon admission. Facilities that have implemented early progressive-mobility programs have reported positive measureable outcomes with minimal risks.2,3

Course summary

This webinar walks participants through the building blocks of a mobility program for mechanically ventilated patients.


This program is approved for 1 hour of CRCE credit.

This webcast is approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).

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Learning objectives

Recognize the importance of a mobility program


Learn a multidisciplinary team approach—the team members involved and their role


Predict barriers and identify possible solutions


Determine the necessary components of a mobility protocol and understand how the protocol may look


Identify methods of measuring your mobility program's success