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CMS proceeds with documentation 2.9% payment cut in FY 2011 IPPS final rule

HIM-HIPAA Insider, August 3, 2010

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Agency says cut addresses documentation and coding practices believed to not reflect actual increases in patient severity

On July 30, CMS issued the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) final rule to update policies and rates for fiscal year (FY) 2011, which maintains long-standing CMS policy and implements some provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
 
CMS updated acute care hospital rates by 2.35%. This update reflects a market basket increase of 2.6% for inflation, which is a slight increase over the FY 2010 inflation rate. The final rule reduces the 2.6% inflation update by 0.25%, as required by PPACA.

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