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

CMS Releases Final Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities PPS Update for FY 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued a rule to update the Medicare Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPFs) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.

The rule is to be published in the August 6th Federal Register. A “display” copy of the 172-page document can currently be downloaded at:https://s3.amazonaws.com/publicinspection.federalregister.gov/2018-16518.pdf. This link will change upon publication.

This final rule also updates the IPF labor-related share, the IPF wage index for FY 2019, and the International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) codes. It also makes technical corrections to the IPF regulations, and updates quality measures and reporting requirements.


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