Changes to the LTCH PPS (and IPPS) for Fiscal Year 2012
Changes to the Long Term Care Hospital PPS and FY 2012 Rates (and to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for
Acute Care Hospitals and FY 2012 Rates). In this final rule, we are updating the payment policy and the annual payment rates
for the Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) for inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals (LTCHs)
and implement certain statutory changes made by the Affordable Care Act. In the Addendum to this final rule, we also set forth
the changes to the payment rates, factors, and other payment rate policies under the LTCH PPS. These changes are applicable
to discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2011.