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Medicare Inpatient Hospital Final Rule for Fiscal Year 2014 Released; Includes Changes to Inpatient Admission and Rebilling Policies

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule for fiscal year (FY) 2014 on August 2, 2013.  The final rule addresses changes in payment rates for general acute care and long-term care hospitals effective October 1, 2013, as well as revisions to the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing

Medicare Inpatient Hospital Proposed Rule for Fiscal Year 2014 Released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2014 on April 26, 2013.  The proposed rule addresses changes in payment rates for general acute care and long-term care hospitals effective October 1, 2013, as well as revisions to the Hospital Value-Based

Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center Final Rule

CMS released a single final rule addressing calendar year (CY) 2013 Medicare payments for hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs). Under the final rule, Medicare’s payment rates for hospital outpatient services will increase 1.8% overall.  CMS also plans to increase by 0.6% the payment rate to ASCs. CMS estimates that CY 2013 payments to hospitals

Medicare Inpatient Hospital Rule for Fiscal Year 2013 Finalized

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule for fiscal year (FY) 2013 on August 1, 2012.  The final rule addresses changes in payment rates for acute care and long-term care hospitals effective October 1, 2012, as well as revisions to the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program and

Medicare Inpatient Hospital Rule for Fiscal Year 2013 Released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2013 on April 24, 2011.  The proposed rule addresses changes in payment rates for acute care and long-term care hospitals effective October 1, 2012, as well as revisions to the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing