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Proposed FY 2016 Medicare Payment Regulation Released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its proposed Medicare inpatient prospective payment system regulation for FY 2016.
law booksAmong the Medicare issues addressed in detail in the 1500-page draft regulation are:

  • inpatient payment rates
  • bundled payments
  • Medicare disproportionate share hospital payments (Medicare DSH)
  • quality reporting requirements
  • the value-based purchasing program
  • the hospital-acquired conditions program
  • the hospital readmissions reduction program
  • the two-midnight rule
  • wage index adjustments

The National Association of Urban Hospitals (NAUH) has prepared a detailed summary of the proposed regulation tailored especially to the interests of urban safety-net hospitals, with a special emphasis on Medicare DSH and the hospital readmissions reduction program. To request a copy of this summary, hit the “contact us” link in the upper right-hand section of this web page.

Learn more about the proposed regulation in this CMS fact sheet and find a link to the entire proposed regulation as well.

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