Via: CMS’s FY 2017 Proposed IPPS Rule: Key Takeaways

CMS released its proposed rule addressing new payment rates and policies under both the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS), for fiscal year (FY) 2017.

See the complete article for more, but here are the Key Takeaways:

1. IPPS Payment Rate — Increase of 0.9%

2. LTC Payment Rate – Updates

3. New Notification Procedures for Outpatients Receiving Observation Services

4. Medicare Uncompensated Care Payments — Revised Methodology

5. Hospital Readmission Reduction Program — Public Reporting

6. Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program — Changes to Measures for FY 2019

7. Hospital Acquired Conditions Reduction Program — New Reporting Requirements for Newly Opened Hospitals

8. LTC Quality Reporting Program — New Measures

via CMS’s Proposed IPPS and LTCH FY 2017 Rule: Key Takeaways


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