ICCF is a private operating foundation that was established to support scientific research and educational programming pertaining to the delivery of critical care, rehabilitation medicine, and specialized post-acute care.​

ABOUT ICCF

1818 Library Street, Suite 500,

Reston, VA 20190  

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OUR MISSION

ICCF is a private operating foundation that was established to support scientific research and educational programming pertaining to the delivery of critical care, rehabilitation medicine, and specialized post-acute care.​

 

It shall pursue its mission by:​

 

  • Conducting, commissioning and supporting research to help improve the quality of critical care and ensure access to the specialized treatment needs of high acuity patients and those recovering from severe injury or illness;

 

  • Educating the public, academia and the medical community about its research findings in order to enhance public awareness and improve the delivery of care, and​ 

  • Contributing to the development of public policy impacting the delivery of critical care services by submitting research briefs, policy statements, white-papers and amicus briefs to relevant policy-makers.

RESEARCH PRIORITIES

Improving the Ability to Measure Critical Care
  • Measuring Patient Acuity, Heterogeneity and Homogeneity Across Care Settings

  • Development of Integrated Acute & Post-Acute Care Claims Data

  • Improving Pan-PAC Venue Patient Assessment Tools

  • Developing Quality-Adjusted, Episode-Based Resource Use Measures

Ensuring Access to Appropriate Levels of Care
  • Changes in the Distribution and Nature of ICU, LTAC, IRF and SNF Providers

  • Effects of Differing Regulatory Requirements on the Cost of Care

  • Impact of LTAC Criteria on Provider Supply, Mission

  • Potential Access Impacts of Evolving Unified Payment System Proposals

Improving the Quality of Critical and Post-Acute Care
  • Differing Staff Qualifications and Training Practices Across Critical and Post-Acute Care Settings

  • Impact of Different Post ICU Discharge Practice Patterns on Outcomes

  • Improving Treatment of Acute Pulmonary, Sepsis and Wound Care Patients

  • Impact of IRF and LTACH Patient Criteria on Case Mix and Outcomes

The Future of Critical Care in the Health System
  • Improving Management of Critical Care Patients Across the Care Continuum

  • Future Role of ACOs in the Management of Post-Acute Care Patients

  • Episode-Based Reimbursement Models: Challenges for Long-Term Acute Care Patients

  • Patient Management Protocols for Step-Down Care and Patient Safety in Community-Based Care Venues