Proposed Changes to the LTCH PPS (and IPPS) for Fiscal Year 2012
Proposed 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 proposed rule, we are proposing to update 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 proposed rule, we also set forth the proposed changes to the payment rates, factors, and other payment rate policies under the LTCH PPS. These changes would be applicable to discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2011.