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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released the annual Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule, which does not include any changes to the overall Hospital Star Rating Program as previously announced by CMS. CMS expects a payment increase of 1.6 percent for hospitals and an overall decrease of 0.9 percent for long-term care hospitals. The rule predicts a market basket increase of 3.0 percent. Comments on the rule are due July 10, 2020.