Corporate Compliance

Note:CMS issues proposed rule on value-based incentive payments to acute care hospitals under the IPPS

Medicare Insider, January 18, 2011

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Editor’s note: Judith Kares, JD, CPC, regulatory specialist for HCPro, Inc., is the author of this week’s note from the instructor.

As part of its continuing efforts to forge a closer link between Medicare’s payment systems and improvement in healthcare quality, CMS recently published a proposed rule to provide value-based incentive payments to those acute care hospitals that meet relevant requirements.  These incentive payments are to be incorporated into the IPPS (which is the principal acute care hospital payment methodology) effective for discharges on and after the beginning of FY 2013 (10/1/12).

Continue reading Judith's note on the MedicareMentor Blog.



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