2018 Proposed Rules PDF

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

CMS Releases Massive Proposed FY 2018 Medicare IPPS and LTCH Update

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released a proposed 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 rule is some 1,832 pages and the rule doesn’t include tables that are available on CMS’ website.

The document is currently on public display at the Federal Register office and is scheduled for publication April 28. A copy is available at: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/201707800.pdf. This link will, of course, change upon publication.

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 Proposed Rule Home Page” or “Acute Inpatient—Files for Download”. The LTCH PPS tables are available at: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-forServic... under the list item for Regulation Number CMS1677-P.

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