IPPS and LTCH Proposed Rule FY2020

On April 23, 2019, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

This proposed rule would update Medicare payment policies for hospitals under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for fiscal year 2020 and advances two key CMS priorities, “Rethinking Rural Health” and “Unleashing Innovation,” by proposing historic changes to the way Medicare pays hospitals. The inpatient […]

IPPS and LTCH Final Rule FY2019

On October 8, 2018, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

On August 2, 2018, CMS released the Final Rule for IPPS and LTCH for FY2019. Corrections were issued September 28, 2018. We are revising the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals to implement changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems for FY 2019. […]

IPPS and LTCH Proposed Rule FY2019

On April 25, 2018, in Documents, Industry News, by AQ-IQ LLC

On April 24, 2018 CMS  issued a proposed rule for FY2019 expected to empower patients through better access to hospital price information, improve patients’ access to their electronic health records, and make it easier for providers to spend time with their patients. The rule proposes updates to Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient […]

IPPS and LTCH Final Rule FY2018

On August 8, 2017, in Documents, Industry News, by AQ-IQ LLC

In this final rule, CMS is increasing the amount of uncompensated care payments made to acute care hospitals by $800 million to approximately $6.8 billion for fiscal year 2018. Uncompensated care represents healthcare services provided by hospitals or providers for which they don’t get reimbursed. Often uncompensated care arises when people don’t have insurance and […]

IPPS and LTCH Proposed Rule FY2018

On April 17, 2017, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

On April 14, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  issued a proposed rule that would update 2018 Medicare payment and polices when patients are admitted into hospitals. The proposed rule aims to relieve regulatory burdens for providers; supports the patient-doctor relationship in health care; and promotes transparency, flexibility, and innovation in the delivery […]

IPPS Final Rule FY2017

On August 2, 2016, in Archives, Documents, Industry News, by AQ-IQ LLC

CMS issued a final rule to update fiscal year (FY) 2017 Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS). The final rule, which would apply to approximately 3,330 acute care hospitals and approximately 430 LTCHs, applies for discharges occurring on or […]

IPPS and LTCH Proposed Rule FY2017

On April 28, 2016, in Archives, by AQ-IQ LLC

CMS issued a proposed rule to update fiscal year (FY) 2017 Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) on April 18, 2016. The proposed rule, which would apply to approximately 3,330 acute care hospitals and approximately 430 LTCHs, would affect […]

IPPS Final Rule FY2016

On October 11, 2015, in Archives, by AQ-IQ LLC

CMS has released updates to the FY2016 Final Rule published August 17, 2015. Both the FY2016 IPPS Final Rule (August 17, 2015) and the corrections (October 5, 2015) are available. Description: We are revising the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals to implement changes arising […]

IPPS Final Rule FY2015

On October 1, 2014, in Archives, by AQ-IQ LLC

According to CMS, some of the changes implement certain statutory provisions contained in the Affordable Care Act and other legislation.  These changes are applicable to discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2014, unless otherwise specified in this final rule.  There are updates to the rate of increase limits for certain hospitals excluded from the IPPS that are […]