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Date
2018-04-27
Subject
CMS Proposes 4 Rules Affecting FY19 Payment & Quality Programs

 

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Friday, April 27, 2018

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Skilled Nursing Facility: Proposed FY 2019 Payment and Policy Changes

CMS issued a proposed rule outlining proposed FY 2019 Medicare payment updates and proposed quality program changes for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs).

Proposed Rule Details:

  • Advancing My HealthEData: Request for Information from stakeholders
  • Modernizing the SNF Prospective Payment System (PPS) Case-mix Classification System
  • SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP)
  • SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program (VBP)
  • Payment rate changes under SNF PPS

For More Information:

See the full text of this excerpted CMS Fact Sheet (issued April 27).

 

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility: Prospective Payment System FY 2019 Proposed Rule

On April 27, CMS proposed changes on how Medicare pays Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) to make it easier for providers to spend more time with their patients and improve the use of electronic health records.

Proposed Rule Details:

  • Advancing My HealthEData: Request for Information from stakeholders
  • Burden reduction / Patients over Paperwork
  • Meaningful Measures
  • Proposed updates to IRF payment rates
  • Solicitation of comments regarding additional changes to the physician supervision requirement

For More Information:

See the full text of this excerpted CMS Fact Sheet (issued April 27).

 

Inpatient Psychiatric Facility: FY 2019 Payment and Quality Reporting Updates

On April 27, CMS issued a rule proposing updates for FY 2019 to Medicare payment policies and rates for the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility (IPF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) and the IPF Quality Reporting Program.

Proposed Rule Details:

  • Advancing My HealthEData: Request for Information from stakeholders
  • Meaningful Measures
  • Proposed payment updates
  • Proposed technical corrections to IPF regulations
  • IPF PPS refinements comment solicitation

For More Information:

See the full text of this excerpted CMS Fact Sheet (issued April 27).

 

Hospice: Proposed Updates to the Wage Index and Payment Rates for FY 2019

On April 27, CMS issued a proposed rule that would update FY 2019 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for hospices serving Medicare beneficiaries. This rule also proposes changes to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program. 

Proposed Rule Details:

  • Advancing My HealthEData: Request for Information from stakeholders
  • Burden reduction
  • Meaningful Measures
  • Routine annual rate setting changes
  • Hospice regulations text changes due to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
  • Improving transparency for patients

For More Information:

See the full text of this excerpted CMS Fact Sheet (issued April 27).

 

 

 


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