Corporate Compliance

Note from the instructor: Correction to the FY2013 IPPS Final Rule

Medicare Insider, October 16, 2012

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Editor’s note: Kimberly Hoy, Esq., director of Medicare and compliance for HCPro, Inc., is the author of this week's note from the instructor.

Last week CMS issued a correction to the FY2013 IPPS Final Rule. The most notable correction is to the adjustment factors for the Hospital Readmission Reduction program or HRRP.

CMS noted in the correction that they used incorrect MedPAR data in calculating the original factors published with the final rule in August. They originally used data from all of FY2008 in error, rather than just the data from July 1, 2008 forward. The corrected Table 15 is posted on the FY2013 Final Rule Tables page.

Kaiser Health News published a table comparing the originally published HRRP factors with the corrected factors. According to the table published by Kaiser, most hospitals will see no or only a slight increase, although there were a few with a slight decrease to the factor. The table is available at the Kaiser Health News website at this link.

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



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