Corporate Compliance

Note from the instructor: CMS issues FY2013 IPPS Final Rule

Medicare Insider, August 7, 2012

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CMS released the display copy of the FY2013 IPPS Final Rule this week. There are a number items worth noting in the rule, including the fact that payments will increase to hospitals in 2013 by $2 billion. However, with all the new quality and value based initiates, all hospitals will not participate equally in this payment increase.

CMS revised two existing programs and finalized two new programs affecting hospital payments based on the quality of services rendered. First, CMS reduced the number of measures reported under the existing Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program to focus those measure sets and reduce the burden on hospitals. Failure to report the measure sets causes a 2% reduction to a hospital’s operating payments.

Continue reading Kimberly's note at the Medicare Mentor Blog.



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