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CMS issues FY 2010 proposed rule for inpatient rehabilitation facilities

HIM-HIPAA Insider, May 5, 2009

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On April 28, CMS issued a proposed rule for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF) for FY 2010. The rule updates payment rates and recommends a market basket update of 2.4% as well as raising the IRF outlier threshold to $9,976. CMS encourages providers to comment on the rule via e-mail at MBPMComments@cms.hhs.gov. CMS will accept feedback through June 29 and will issue a final rule by August 1 that will take effect October 1.



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