Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued proposed prospective payment system rules for hospital inpatient and long-term care hospitals. They also issued an inpatient psychiatric facility quality reporting proposed rule.
These are the first of many proposed and final Medicare payment rules that are generally released from now through October of each year.
WHA has excellent resources on its website to help members understand these important Medicare payment rules, by providing detailed rule summaries and hospital-specific analysis on the financial impact of the changing rules.
All completed PPS rule summaries can be found on the WHA website.
The hospital-specific fiscal analysis of the Medicare PPS payment rules are posted on the WHA member portal at http://members.wha.org. The first PPS analyses should be completed and posted sometime the first week of May.