Tag: IPPS Final Rules


IPPS /LTCH Final Rule – Increasing Operating Payment Rates by 3.1%

Hospitals contend that the 3.1 percent increase in payments linked to quality reporting is insufficient to address the rising inflationary pressures. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has officially published the final rule for the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS) in the Federal […]
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Proposed IPPS/LTCH Payment Update for FY2024

The agency proposes to strengthen the ties that bind payments to quality data reporting. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued, April 10, the Inpatient Prospective Payment System/Long-Term Care Hospital (IPPS/LTCH) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2024. If finalized as written, inpatient hospitals and LTCHs that do not successfully report quality data […]
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New ICD-10-CM/PCS Codes Released

The implementation of the new codes is April 1, 2022. The new ICD-10-CM/PCS codes for implementation on April 1, 2022, were recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CMS v39.1 version of the MS-DRG grouper will be released in February 2022. […]
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Many Final IPPS Rules Are Released

While much attention has been focused on the release of the IPPS Final Rule, other final rules might have gone unnoticed. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) were very busy the first week of August, with the release of final rules for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), hospices, inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), and inpatient […]
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FY 2022 ICD-10-CM Codes Now Available

New codes are effective Oct. 1, 2021. Highly anticipated, the fiscal year 2022 ICD-10-CM codes have been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), although still pending are the 2022 Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines which were not included in the package of new codes. We are still waiting for the release […]
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