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Inpatient & Long-Term Care Hospitals: Learn What’s New for Fiscal Year 2023

CMS issued the Fiscal Year 2023 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long‑Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) final rule to update IPPS hospital and LTCH Medicare payment policies. See a summary of key provisions effective October 1, 2022:

  • IPPS payment rate update of 4.3%; LTCH PPS payments increase by approximately 2.4%
  • Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program: adopted 3 health equity-focused measures and summarized feedback received on our approach to measuring health care quality disparities
  • Feedback received on reporting social determinants of health
  • New hospital designation and additional quality measure reporting to drive improvements in maternal health outcomes and health equity
  • Permanent 5% cap on annual wage index decreases
  • Graduate medical education: changed policies, including increased flexibility for rural hospitals that participate in a rural track program

 

Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities: Learn What’s New for Fiscal Year 2023

CMS issued the Fiscal Year 2023 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPF) Prospective Payment System final rule to update IPF payments, wage index, and policies. See a summary of key provisions effective October 1, 2022:

  • Updated payment rates by 3.8% with estimated payments to increase by 2.5% after productivity adjustment
  • Applied a permanent 5% cap on wage index decreases

 

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities: Learn What’s New for Fiscal Year 2023

CMS issued the Fiscal Year 2023 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) final rule to update Medicare payment policies and rates. See a summary of key provisions effective October 1, 2022:

  • Updated IRF PPS payment rates by 3.9% with estimated overall payments to increase by 3.2% after productivity and outlier adjustments
  • Applied a permanent 5% cap on annual wage index decreases
  • Expanded quality data reporting on all IRF patients, regardless of payer

 

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04/04/2022 02:25 PM