Changes to the LTCH PPS (and IPPS) for Fiscal Year 2011
This final rule updates 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 including 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, 2010. In addition, we are finalizing the provisions of the August 27, 2009 interim final rule with comment period and responding to the public comments that we received on that interim final rule with comment period that implemented the provisions of section 4302 of Pub. L. 111 5 relating to payments to LTCHs and LTCH satellite facilities and increases in beds in existing LTCHs and LTCH satellite facilities under the LTCH PPS.