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2017 Final Rules IPPS

An Analysis and Commentary on Federal Health Care Issues by Larry Goldberg

CMS Releases FY 2017 Medicare IPPS and LTCH Update

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released a final rule to update both the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System for fiscal year (FY) 2017. The rule is some 2,434 pages. The proposed rule was only 1,579 pages, and the rule doesn’t include tables that are on the CMS website. The document is currently on public display at the Federal Register office and is scheduled for publication August 22nd. A copy is available at: https://s3.amazonaws.com/publicinspection.federalregister.gov/2016-18476.pdf. This link will change upon publication. The IPPS tables at: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-forService-Payment/AcuteInpatientPPS/index.html. Click on the link on the left side of the screen titled, “FY 2017 IPPS Final Rule Home Page” or “Acute Inpatient—Files for Download”. The LTCH PPS tables are at: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Servi... under the list item for Regulation Number CMS-1655-F.

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