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Regulation No.
IRF PPS for Fiscal Year 2009; Proposed Rule
Publication Date

This rule can be downloaded from here - CMS-1554-P.

The associated files to the final rule (CMS-1554-F), as described below, can be downloaded from here - FY 2009 IRF PPS Final Rule Data Files:

  • IRF Rate Setting Final Rule 
    This file contains data for each of the 1,205 inpatient rehabilitation facilities used to estimate the policy updates in the FY 2009 inpatient rehabilitation prospective payment system final rule. The methodology used to update the payment data is described in detail in the final rule. Note that this file is a revised version of the file that was posted on August 12, 2008. This revised file reflects the clarifications to the wage index methodology regarding treatment of New England deemed counties and multi-campus hospitals that were finalized in the FY 2009 IRF PPS final rule.
  • IRF Wage Index Final Rule 
    These files contain the urban and rural Core-Based Statistical Area final FY 2009 IRF wage index tables. 
  • Case-Mix Groups, Relative Weights, and Average Length of Stay Values for the Final Rule
  • Appendix C—List of Comorbidities
    This file contains the list of comorbidities (ICD-9-CM codes) that will be used to determine placement in tiers for IRF discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2008. It contains the ICD-9-CM codes, the abbreviated code labels, the appropriate tier, and any RICs for which the ICD-9-CM codes are excluded from the tiers. It also notes the changes that were made from the previous version of the list.