2019 proposed RULES ipps

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

Final FY 2019 Medicare IPPS and LTCH Update Issued

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released a 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) 2019 – for discharges beginning October 1, 2018.

The document is currently on public display at the Federal Register office and is scheduled for publication August 17th. A display version is available at: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018- 16766.pdf.

The IPPS tables for this rule are available through the Internet on the CMS website at: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-forService-Payment/AcuteInpatientPPS/index.html. Click on the link on the left side of the screen titled, “FY 2019 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-1694-F.

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