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

Proposed FY 2019 Medicare IPPS and LTCH Update Issued

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released a proposed 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) 2019.

The document is on public display at the Federal Register office and is scheduled for publication May 7th. A display version is available at:https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018- 08705.pdf. This link will change upon publication. A comment period ending June 25th is provided.

The IPPS tables are at: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/Medicare/MedicareFee-for-Service-Payment/AcuteInpatientPPS/index.html. Click on the link on the left side of the screen titled, “FY 2019 IPPS Proposed Rule Home Page” or “Acute Inpatient—Files for Download”.

The LTCH PPS tables are available at: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Servi... under the list item for Regulation Number CMS-1694-P.


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