IRF PPS Final Rule FY2017

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This Final Rule revises and updates payment rates, quality measures and reporting requirements. It includes explanations of the methods used to make these changes. Read the IRF PPS Final Rule in the Federal Register for August 5, 2016 Data Files are available on this page at

2017 Home Health PPS Payment Update

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CMS projects that Medicare payments to home health agencies in CY 2017 would be reduced by 1.0 percent, or $180 million based on the proposed policies. The proposed decrease reflects the effects of the 2.3 percent home health payment update percentage ($420 million increase); the rebasing adjustments to the national, standardized 60-day episode payment rate, […]

IRF PPS Final Rule FY2015

Critical Access Hospitals: Documentation for Quality Measures

Initiative To Improve End-Stage Renal Disease Care

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On January 31, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a call for applications to participate in the testing of the new Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Care model.  Through this new initiative, CMS will partner with groups of health care providers and suppliers – ESRD Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs) – to test […]

Proposed Rule for IPPS and LTCH Announced

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CMS today issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare payment policies and rates for inpatient stays to general acute care hospitals paid under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) paid under the LTCH Prospective Payment System (PPS). This proposed rule is a continuation of our efforts to promote improvements […]