CMS has announced the sites selected for its Post Acute Care Payment Reform Demonstration. Under this program, which begins later this year, a beneficiary receiving treatment for certain diagnoses will receive a comprehensive assessment upon hospital discharge to determine the appropriate post-acute care site, such as long-term care hospital, inpatient rehabilitation facility, skilled nursing facility, or home health agency. A standardized patient assessment instrument will be used in all post-acute sites to measure patient functional status and other factors at admission and discharge. The demonstration also will measure patient costs and resource use. The demonstration sites are as follows: Boston MA, Chicago IL, Dallas TX, Lakeland/Tampa FL, Lincoln NE, Louisville KY, Rapid City SD, Rochester NY, San Francisco/Bay Area CA, and Seattle/Tacoma WA.