Revenue Cycle

CMS releases FY 2014 IPPS proposed rule

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, June 1, 2013

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Consider the following: A beneficiary is admitted to a hospital pursuant to a physician order and receives medically necessary care spanning at least two midnights. CMS will consider this appropriate for payment under Medicare Part A, according to the FY 2014 IPPS proposed rule released April 26. Actuaries estimate that this proposal for what constitutes appropriate inpatient care would increase IPPS expenditures by $220 million due to an expected net increase in inpatient encounters. CMS proposes a 2% reduction to offset projected spending increases.

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