Full Title: Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and Fiscal Year 2010 Rates and to the Long‑Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Rate Year 2010 Rates: Final Fiscal Year 2010 Wage Indices and Payment Rates Implementing the Affordable Care Act
Description: This notice contains the final wage indices, hospital reclassifications, payment rates, impacts, and other related tables effective for the fiscal year (FY) 2010 hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) and rate year (RY) 2010 long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system (PPS). The rates, tables, and impacts included in this notice reflect changes required or resulting from the implementation of several provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. These provisions require the extension of the expiration date for certain geographic reclassifications and special exception wage indices through September 30, 2010; and certain market basket updates for the IPPS and LTCH PPS that apply to payments made for discharges occurring on or after April 1, 2010.
Note: Below in the "Downloads" section are the files for the RY 2010 notice. If a file is not found in that section below, then it has not changed since the final rule appearing in the August 27, 2009 Federal Register and subsequent correction notice appearing in the October 7, 2009 Federal Register, and the can be found in the link to CMS-1406-F from the list on the LTCH PPS Regulations and Notices page at /LongTermCareHospitalPPS/LTCHPPSRN/list.asp.