The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the final Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule, setting how hospitals will be paid by Medicare during Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. The yearly IPPS rule governs how CMS reimburses acute care hospitals for inpatient care provided to Medicare beneficiaries. The initial proposed rule included an estimated $3.5 billion increase in operating payments as well as proposals related to price transparency, uncompensated care and interoperability. Click here for a detailed outline of the rule. [Included are] answers to top questions about what was ultimately finalized.

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