On February 2, 2009, CMS is hosting a “Town Hall Meeting” to gather public input on the Medicare inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) classification criteria commonly known as the “75 percent rule.” Public input from this meeting will be considered in the preparation of a report to Congress that will address, among other things, whether alternative criteria or refinements to the 75% rule could be used to determine IRF classification (including patients’ functional status, diagnosis, comorbidities, or other attributes) and whether IRF care is appropriate for certain other types of conditions which are commonly treated in IRFs, but are outside of the 13 conditions specified in the 75% rule. Interested individuals may participate in person or by phone (pre-registration is required to attend in person), and written comments also are being accepted.