FY 2011 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Rule Changes Affecting Survey and Certification
The final FY 2011 IPPS rule was published on August 16, 2010 (75 FR 50042) and was effective on October 1, 2010. Several
provisions in the rule directly affect areas of survey and certification responsibility. There were also changes in the Medicaid
rules that are of interest because of their connection to the Hospital CoPs as well as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
(CMS)-approved national hospital accreditation programs.