2018 Final RULES ipps

An Analysis and Commentary on Federal Health Care Issues by Larry Goldberg

CMS Publishes Final FY 2018 Medicare IPPS and LTCH Update

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released their final rule to update both the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System for fiscal year (FY) 2018.

The document is currently on public display at the Federal Register office and is scheduled for publication August 14th. A display version is at: https://s3.amazonaws.com/publicinspection.federalr... . This link will change upon publication. The published copy should be available at: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2017-16434.

The IPPS tables are at: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/Medicare/MedicareFee-for-Service-Payment/AcuteInpatientPPS/index.html. Click on the link on the left side of the screen titled, “FY 2018 IPPS Final Rule Home Page” or “Acute Inpatient—Files for Download”. The LTCH PPS tables are available at: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Servi... under the list item for Regulation Number CMS-1677-F.

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