August 6, 2021
CMS Releases Final Inpatient Payment Rule
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its annual hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule. The regulation includes a 2.5% increase to payment rates (instead of the 2.8% originally proposed) and due to COVID-19, a temporary exclusion of respiratory-related performance data from quality programs. The rule also eliminates the requirement that hospitals post median payer-specific negotiated changes on the cost report, a policy requirement unrelated to the price transparency rule currently under ligation. Read More >>>
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