CMS Issues Payment Rules / by AzHHA

Debbie Johnston, Senior Vice President of Policy Development 

Last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued proposed rules governing FFY 2019 Medicare payments and related policies for inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) including long-term care (LTC) hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled-nursing facilities, hospice, and inpatient psychiatric facilities. CMS will accept comments through June 25th for the IPPS and LTCH rule and June 26th for all other rules. Within the next few days AzHHA members will receive detailed analyses of the rules along with estimates of hospital-specific impact.