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CMS is pleased to announce the availability of the Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) Data Set. The LTCH-CARE instrument is the assessment tool used for all patients receiving inpatient services in a facility certified as a hospital and designated as a LTCH under the Medicare program. Patient assessment information is collected on admission, discharge and death. This is an all-payer dataset including, but not limited to, Medicare FFS and Medicare Advantage beneficiaries and includes risk scores and condition categories used to calculate risk scores for LTCH quality measure data.