Corporate Compliance

Note: Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule Announced

Medicare Insider, August 4, 2009

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Editor’s note: Debbie Mackaman, RHIA, CHCO, regulatory specialist for HCPro, Inc., is the author of this week’s note from the instructor.

On July 31, 2009, CMS issued the IPPS final rule announcing the changes that will affect the payment rates and related policies for acute care hospitals and long-term care hospitals that are paid under the prospective payment system. The changes are effective for discharges beginning on October 1, 2009 which is the start of the government’s fiscal year for 2010 (FY2010).

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