Navigating health reform
Regulatory Advisor Discusses Final Rule for Inpatient Prospective Payment System
On August 2, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates payment rates for approximately 3,400 acute care hospitals and about 440 long-term care acute hospitals (LTCHs) across the country. The rule also continues to push the connection between quality, patient safety, and patient satisfaction to reimbursement.
CliftonLarsonAllen’s Regulatory Advisor offers a summary of the key provisions of the Final Rule for Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IP PPS) and is a valuable reference tool. It translates some of the more complex issues into understandable terms so hospital leadership can prepare for the future.