Revise the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS)
April 18, 2017
- The CMS is looking to give another $3 billion to inpatient hospitals in fiscal year 2018, as well as decrease payments by about 3.75% ($173 million) to long-term care hospitals.
- The federal agency also seeks to change uncompensated care reimbursements for safety net hospitals. It expects to distribute about $7 billion for uncompensated care, which is an increase of about $1 billion.
- Another new CMS rule will reduce electronic health record (EHR) reporting requirement burdens for two years. The new regulation will cut down reporting requirements specifically for Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) in the EHR Incentive program.