Put CMS’ proposed changes in perspective to see the bigger picture. Comments are due June 24, so hospitals will need to conduct a careful analysis to determine the impact of the proposed changes and submit specific feedback.
CMS’ fiscal year (FY) 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule, released April 23, includes a proposed increase to hospital payment rates, annual ICD-10-CM/PCS code update proposals, and significant changes to complication or comorbidity (CC)/major complication or comorbidity (MCC) and Medicare-Severity Diagnosis-Related Group (MS-DRG) designations.
CMS published the FY 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule on April 23, introducing policies designed to significantly alter rural health payments and expedite opportunities to pay for new technology.
Provider participation in the BPCI Advanced program fell by 16% between October 1, 2018, and March 1, 2019, at the initiation of the risk-bearing phase of the voluntary payment program. Overall participation includes nearly 1,300 providers still participating, according to CMS.
This week’s Medicare updates include an advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding changes to Part B drug pricing, an OIG review of billing for inpatient services, the release of skilled nursing facility quality reporting data, and more!